Marcia Douglas, Business Affairs and Digital Initiatives, Canada Media Production Association

Marcia Douglas is the Director of  Business Affairs and Digital Initiatives at the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA). The CMPA represents the interest of independent producers to promote and advance the continued success of the Canada’s independent production sector. Marcia brings extensive experience and a broad knowledge of the Canadian media landscape and the production and financing of projects across all platforms. For the past 5 years, she has lived at the crossroads of broadcast and digital media. As program manager for the Bell Fund, she oversaw the day-to-day operations of the national cross-platform fund and supported the development and production of hundreds of projects. In addition to Program Manager, Douglas was also an analyst for both the Cogeco Fund and the Independent Production Fund.

Prior to her role at the funds, Douglas produced several award-winning projects that screened at festivals worldwide including TIFF. Earlier in her career, Douglas was an assistant director and production manager.

Douglas has completed a post-graduate studies in Children’s Media. She is also serves on the Digital Governance Committee for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and co-chairs the Digital Advisory Committee for WIFT-Toronto.