July 12, 2018
Joanne T. Levy has been appointed to the position of Regional Member for Manitoba/Saskatchewan of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a term of five years effective July 3, 2018.
Ms. Levy has 40 years of experience in Canadian communications, film and television production, and strategy. She has owned the independent production company Scorpio Productions since 1989. Her past experience includes the positions of Senior Manager, Producer, and Head of Convergent Content at Buffalo Gal Pictures, as well as Director of Programming for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. She has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of On Screen Manitoba, was a former member of the Production Committee for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, and served four years on the National Board of Directors of Women in Communications and Technology.
“Joanne Levy has led a diverse career as a journalist, as director of programming at APTN, as a producer of television, documentary and feature films that provides an excellent preparation for her role at the CRTC. On Screen Manitoba congratulates Joanne Levy, a past chair of our Board of Directors and recognize her knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by regionally-based creators and producers across Canada,” said Nicole Matiation, On Screen Manitoba Executive Director.
“I was so pleased to hear of Joanne’s appointment,” said Carole Vivier, Manitoba Film & Music Chief Executive Officer & Film Commissioner. “I have worked alongside her in the production sector for over a decade and believe her rich experience and varied skill set give her invaluable insight on this industry and the challenges we face today. I look forward to working with her in this new role as we strive to enhance the sector.”
On Screen Manitoba is a provincial industry association and it leads the development of a dynamic media production industry that is recognized for its world-class creative and technical talent, an industry that generates over 1,900 jobs annually and attracts over $58M annually to the Province of Manitoba.
Manitoba Film & Music exists so Manitoba’s film and music industries flourish! We support Manitoba film and music through our objectives, which are to create, stimulate, employ and invest in Manitoba by developing and promoting Manitoba companies, producing and marketing film, television, video and music recording projects as well as to promote Manitoba as a film location for off-shore production companies.