Patricia Marie Scarlett, Chair
David Plant, Treasurer
Annette Hegel, Secretary
Kelly Neal, Ginger Scott
Annette Hegel is the Executive Director of SAW Video and a working multi-media artist who has exhibited her work in Canada and in Europe. Working out of her studio, she is a founding member of Slipstream Collective, and nurtures collaborations with many artists in many places. She has had a 30 year career in marketing and communications, developing identities and successfully establishing brands in both the for profit and not for profit sectors. Before joining the SAW Video team, she produced and led implementation of targeted marketing and communication strategies for national organizations and international brands. She is a recipient of many awards, among them cultural brand of the year award. She lives and works in Ottawa on the traditional unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Anishinābe Aki.
Kelly Neal is the Managing Director of the Canadian Film Institute (CFI). She oversees the design and implementation of CFI film festivals such as the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the largest event of its kind in North America and the CFI’s newest event IFFO: The International Film Festival of Ottawa. She has extensive experience in non-profit management, marketing and fundraising and holds an honours degree in Film Studies from Carleton University and a Communications degree from University of Ottawa.
David Plant is the Executive Director of Trinity Square Video. With more than 30 years in the creative industries as a producer, businessman and graphic artist, David brings a broad range of experience in media, entertainment and technology, with depth in both the public and private sectors. He has assisted over 1200 film producers internationally and has credits on Academy Award-winning films such as Good Will Hunting. As a producer, David co-executive produced the first feature film of writer-director David Krae and has provided his assistance with works screening at TIFF, ImagineNATIVE and Planet in Focus. He recently completed production of a feature-length video production of a one-man play, “Wingfield: Lost and Found” starring Stratford’s Rod Beattie. He has been a member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for more than 20 years serving on juries and committees and he continues to sit on industry policy committees addressing the future of the industry with a particular interest in emerging technology, public outreach and education and also sits on the Program Advisory Committee for Advanced Television, Video and Film at Sheridan College.
Patricia Marie Scarlett’s early experience in the industry began at TVOntario where she worked primarily in international sales. As a highly successful Sales Executive at TVOntario, Scarlett was responsible for opening the Latin American market. She initiated and closed TVOntario’s first educational broadcast and educational non-broadcast sales in Brazil. During that time, she developed and nurtured a few valuable relationships with producers and broadcasters which have culminated in several significant professional achievements, including her representation of Ataranjuat: The Fast Runner, winner of the Camera D’Or at the 2001 Cannes International Film Festival. She is a regular at industry trade events such as MIP-TV & MIPCOM in Cannes, France; Banff Television Festival, and NATPE where she meets with international broadcasters to pitch the projects of the company’s independent producer clients. Patricia has also worked as a film festival director and sat as a juror. Over the span of her career, Scarlett has comfortably worn many hats, including those of entrepreneur and consultant. She founded Scarlett Media, a Toronto-based TV consulting company created to provide a variety of consultative services to independent producers and broadcasters on media production and distribution. She has developed ongoing relationships with many international broadcasters and independent producers: TVOntario, TMN, Bravo, Syfy Channel, South African Broadcasting, Travel Channel, Treehouse TV, Norflicks Production, TV, Norflicks Productions, Spoken Song Productions, Loten Media, Inner City Films, Seahorse Worldwide, and Two Sisters Productions. Scarlett’s production credits Includes the following: Of Cod & Rum: The Newfoundland Connection (Documentary Feature) — Creator/Executive Producer/Producer; RasTa: A Soul’s Journey (Documentary Feature) –Creator/Executive Producer/Producer; Rastafari Then and Now: A Message From Jamaica (Documentary) – Creator/Executive Producer/Producer; Crazy Opera (Animated Christmas Special) — Executive Producer; Mighty Machines, Season 2 — Executive Producer (Pre-school series).
Ginger Scott is a long-time arts administrator, and sometimes writer and artist, who has worked in support of art service, theatre, dance, media and visual arts organizations across Canada. She has held positions at Eyelevel Gallery (Halifax), Artspeak (Vancouver), Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), Artscape (Toronto), OCADU (Toronto), and Factory Theatre (Toronto). She has a Master in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto, where she focused on performance art, institutional critique, and Canadian artist-run centre history, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Drawing from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University.