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Marguerite Pigott

Marguerite Pigott

Film Commissioner and Director of Entertainment Industries, City of Toronto

Marguerite Pigott is film commissioner and director of entertainment industries for the city of Toronto, and is responsible for the growth and support of the film and television production, music, interactive digital media, and tourism industries in Toronto. Previously, she was vice president of outreach and strategic initiatives for the Canadian Media Producers Association, where she led the CMPA’s efforts to future-proof Canadian independent production companies, and for whom she also produced the highly respected media conference Prime Time. Concurrently, she served as vice chair of Ontario Creates, an agency of the province of Ontario focused on support of the creative industries. Prior to the CMPA, Pigott was head of creative development for the national pay television broadcaster Super Channel, where she oversaw the pre-licencing of series and features, and led the team that invested Super Channel’s development fund. She also served as vice president of development and production for Odeon Films, an Alliance Atlantis Company, where she executive produced many feature films, including “Fubar,” “Saint Ralph,” and “waydowntown.” For the Toronto International Film Festival, she programmed the Canadian selection for the 2006 and 2007 festivals.