Motion Picture Association - Canada
Wendy Noss is the President of the Toronto-based Motion Picture Association – Canada.
MPA-Canada is the voice and advocate of the major international producers and distributors of movies, home entertainment and television programming in Canada and is an affiliate of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA). The film and television studios we represent include Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios LLC, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Wendy is responsible for overseeing the MPAA member companies’ legislative, regulatory, and legal strategies across Canada and for promoting their interests across the country. On behalf of these studios and their domestic affiliates, Wendy leads the organization in support of initiatives which further the health of the film and television industry and foster an environment of respect for creativity in Canada. Wendy joined the MPA-Canada in 2006 and previously served as General Counsel.
Wendy has more than twenty-five years of experience in government affairs representing creative industries in Canada. Prior to joining the Motion Picture Association - Canada, she was a practicing lawyer focusing on intellectual property law and policy. She previously served as Counsel and Director of Legal and Government Affairs for the national copyright collective representing authors and publishers.
Wendy attended the University of Western Ontario where she received her Bachelor of Arts (English) in 1987. She was awarded her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1990 and was admitted as a Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1992.
Wendy currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian American Business Council, the Motion Picture Classification Corporation of Canada, and MPA-Canada. She was selected by the Government of Ontario to serve on the Board of the Ontario Film Authority, and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s Film and Television Advisory Panel.
ScheduleThursday, Feb 23, 2017
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A-2 - How Film Tourism Can Up the Ante for Marketing British Columbia to the World Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
C-4 - How Film Tourism Can Up the Ante for Marketing British Columbia to the World