Board of Directors


Patri­cia Marie Scar­lett, Chair

David Plant, Trea­sur­er

Annette Hegel, Sec­re­tary


Kel­ly Neal, Gin­ger Scott

Board Bios

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.


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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.