Friday, April 13, 2012
The election of the 2012-2013 Board of Directors took place at the WIFT-T Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday April 24th at Deluxe Postproduction (424 Adelaide St. E).Voting for the Board of Directors was restricted to WIFT-T Full Members. WIFT-T is pleased to welcome the following new Directors to the Board:
Vice-President, Program Planning, Bell Media
As Vice-President, Program Planning, Pat DiVittorio is responsible for the daily operation of the schedule and program planning strategies for Bell Media’s conventional networks, CTV and /A\. DiVittorio also advises on program acquisitions and development as part of the Programming Council, which focuses on the creation and selection of hit programming. She joined the company in 1990 as Program Coordinator for local station CTV Toronto and has held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice-President, Programming, CTV Inc. DiVittorio has also worked at Showcase as Program Scheduler, where she was involved in program scheduling, planning, and creating an inventory and traffic system.
CA, Director of Finance, Programming, Corus Entertainment
As Director of Finance, Programming, for Corus Entertainment, Fiona Lee is responsible for managing the programming-related costs and spend for the Television division. She performs the financial analysis of major acquisition deals and strategic initiatives. Most recently, she led the financial modeling of group licensing to help determine the strategy for Corus’ broadcast license renewal application. Prior to joining Corus, Lee was responsible for budgeting and planning as Director of Finance at Live Nation Artist Division. She obtained her Chartered Accountant designation while working at KPMG.
Director, Industry Development, Ontario Media Development Corporation
As Director of Industry Development at the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), Kristine Murphy oversees both the Ontario Film Commission activities and direct financial support funds for Ontario creative industries under OMDC’s mandate (film, television, interactive digital media (including gaming), book and magazine publishing and music). Murphy previously served as the OMDC Board of Directors’ Corporate Secretary, Senior Policy Advisor and Director of Business Affairs and Research. Prior to the OMDC, she worked in the Provincial Ontario Ministry of Culture in a variety of areas involving film and television policy, international trade policy, heritage research and cultural agency policy and relations.
EVP, Business Development, 9 Story Entertainment
Natalie Osborne has over 17 years of experience in the entertainment industry, working with some of the world’s top media companies in Canada, the UK and the US. Osborne joined 9 Story Entertainment in 2006 to launch 9 Story Enterprises, where she now oversees all worldwide sales, consumer products and strategic partnerships. She is also an executive producer of 9 Story’s successful live action feature Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars and the animated preschool series Wibbly Pig, and is an associate producer of the animated international hit series Almost Naked Animals. Prior to 9 Story, Osborne worked for NBCUniversal in London, England, as VP of Children’s Programming from 2000, where she managed the worldwide sales and marketing rollout of the studio’s children’s programs while working closely with the consumer products and home video divisions.