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The Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation
of British Columbia

  The Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate and promote the achievements of the British Columbia film and television industry through the presentation of an annual awards program – the Leo Awards.

Each year the Members of the Foundation appoint a Board of Directors to guide the program and offer support and recommendations in areas such as Rules & Regulations, Eligibility Criteria and Event Planning and Production.


2017 Board of Directors


Mr. Walter Daroshin - Chair
President, Leo Awards
President, Troika Productions

Mr. Tom Adair
Past Executive Director
BC Council of Film Unions

Mr. Keith Martin Gordey
Treasurer, UBCP
Past President, PAL Vancouver

Ms Cynde Harmon
Really Real Films

Ms Dianne Neufeld
Past Faculty, Capilano University Film Centre
Past BC Film Commissioner

Mr. Steve Sxwithul'txw
President & Producer
Kwassen Productions

Mr. Michael Thoma
Chair, School of Motion Picture Arts
Capilano University Film Centre

Mr. Don Thompson
President, Finalé Post
Director, Vancouver Post Alliance

Ms Carol Whiteman
Producer, Women In the Director's Chair
President, Creative Women Workshops

Mr. Sonny Wong
President & Creative Director
Hamazaki Wong Marketing Group

Ms Donna Wong-Juliani
Producer, Vidua Entertainment
Past Manager, Telefilm Canada

Ms Laura Wright
International Consultant - Film Makeup Design
Past Manager, Vancouver Film School


Member at Large

Mr. Arthur Evrensel Partner, MEP Business Counsel

Honorary Members

Mr. Michael Francis
Mr. Lui Petrollini

Past Members

Mr. Menashe Arbel
Mr. Hal Beckett
Mr. Christian Bruyere
Ms Louise Clark
Ms Tracey Friesen
Ms Laura Lightbown

Mr. Bruce Marchfelder
Mr. Bernie Melanson
Ms Eva Schmieg
Mr. Barry Ward
Mr. Shawn Williamson

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