May 19, 2020, 8:15 - 9:15 AM
Guest speaker: Prem Gill
Moderator: Natasha Tony
We're excited to have Prem Gill, CEO Creative BC, join us for this coffee chat, moderated by Natasha Tony. Prem will provide an overview of Creative BC’s programs and their adapted approach in response to COVID-19 impacts. As well, we’ll hear about both the provincial and national recovery-focused task forces on which she currently sits. Finally, we’ll receive early insight on how the film and TV industry is defining its restart plan.
Natasha Tony is the founder and CEO of Elevate Inclusive Strategies and a Director of WIFTV's Board. Read about Natasha here.
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Prem Gill is Chief Executive Officer of Creative BC. The organization is designated by the Province of British Columbia to focus on uniting, sustaining and growing British Columbia’s dynamic and diverse creative sector including motion picture, music and sound recording, interactive and digital media, and magazine and book publishing.
Prem has been named one of Canada's 100 most powerful women, Vancouver Magazine’s “Power 50” and received the Community Catalyst award from the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. She brings more than 20 years of experience from the digital media and entertainment industries to her current role as CEO, where she is responsible for delivering a wide range of programs and services that will expand BC’s creative economy to reach its economic and creative potential both at home and globally.
Before Creative BC, Prem spent eight years with TELUS, most recently in the role of Director of Production & Original Programming. Her commitment to the advancement of BC’s creative economy can be seen through her achievements there, including the successful development and launch of the StoryHive program and TELUS’s Optik TV community channel.
For many years, Prem has championed Canadian creativity as a representative and spokesperson to media, industry and government at all levels. Previous roles and responsibilities have included government and regulatory affairs, independent media consultation, cross-platform marketing, communications, research, public affairs and multicultural programming.
Prem is currently on the Board of Directors of The Bell Fund, a not-for-profit organization. The Bell Fund’s mission is to support Canadian Media content makers in creating for and connecting with, audiences here and everywhere.