Rachel Rusen


CEO & Manitoba Film Commissioner for Manitoba Film & Music, Rachel Rusen Margolis leads the province’s crown corporation charged with driving Manitoba’s dynamic film industry. Prior to joining Manitoba Film & Music, Rachel was a partner with MLT Aikins LLP and practiced law since 1997. She was selected by the Government of Canada to the Judicial Advisory Committee, appointing judges to the Manitoba Court of Appeal, Court of Queen’s Bench, and Federal Court of Canada. Specializing in the area of entertainment law, Rachel served provincial and national clients in film, television, music, new media, and book publishing while achieving a notable career in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and secured lending, and general corporate and commercial law. This exceptional experience has made her a valued member on Boards, including Food Banks Canada, Comweb/William F. White International (Advisory Board), Manitoba Music, Manitoba Film & Music, On Screen Manitoba, and Freeze Frame. In her role as CEO for Manitoba Film & Music and as the Film Commissioner, Rachel is also a member of the Association of Provincial and Territorial Funding Agencies, the International Business Development Group, and the National Tax Credit Committee. Rachel is a passionate advocate for Manitoba content creators.

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