May 18, 2021, 8:15 - 9:30 AM
New Format - Zoom Meeting with Breakout Rooms
Janine Steele is an experienced producer, production manager and arts administrator working at the confluence of linear filmmaking and digital media. Currently she is a Project Manager at Creative BC, overseeing the design and implementation of the Domestic Motion Picture Fund, a new $2 million commitment from the government of BC to support the work of BC based content creators.
Previously, Janine worked with the National Film Board of Canada, holding several different roles there. This included Director of Digital where she managed the team behind their online platforms, NFB.ca and the NFB Films App, spearheading a number of products to modernize their platforms. She was also Production and Operations Manager for the Vancouver based NFB English Digital Studio, where she produced or project managed pioneering award winning interactive work, like Far Away From Far Away, Yesterday Today Tomorrow, Seven Digital Deadly Sins, Bear 71 and Welcome to Pine Point. Janine’s projects have received dozens of awards including a Cannes Cyber Lion, FWA Site of the Year and several Webby Awards.
Prior to the NFB, and under the former BC Film shingle, she was responsible for the design and release of the first interactive media funds at the provincial funding level, as well as the industry renowned Slate Development Fund and Passport to Markets programs.
Janine is a board game aficionado and avid hobbyist photographer, primarily acting as “mom-tographer” to her daughter and two cats.