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Martini Film Studios CEO Gemma Martini Elected to Chair of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC

Vancouver/Langley, BC – Martini Film Studios Founder and CEO Gemma Martini steps into the Chair position for the Motion Picture Production Industry Assn. of BC (MPPIA), elected at the Association’s Annual General Meeting of June 23 where the full 2022-23 Board of Directors was confirmed.

Gemma will lead on MPPIA’s 2022-23 strategic plan in collaboration with Board colleagues who together represent the spectrum of industry subsectors that make BC’s production centre a top contender on the global landscape: Studios, Facilities, Labour, Producers (Canadian & USA), Equipment Supply, Animation & VFX, Post Production, Education & Safety.

“I am incredibly honored to take on the role of Chair of the Board for the Motion Picture Production Industry Association in BC,” said Gemma Martini.  “MPPIA fulfills a vital role, leading on advocacy and promotion of an industry that attract billions of dollars of investment to the province and provides thousands of jobs in BC communities.  I look forward to working with my MPPIA Board colleagues, our industry community and our partners in government to continue cultivating the motion picture production industry’s important role as a key driver of British Columbia’s vibrant creative economy.


The MPPIA 2022-23 Board of Directors are:


Gemma Martini, Chair, Martini Film Studios

Peter Leitch, Past Chair — North Shore/Mammoth Studios

Michelle Grady, 1st Vice Chair — Sony Pictures Imagework

Phil Klapwyk, 2nd Vice Chair — IATSE 891

Kendrie Upton, Secretary — DGC BC

Craig Langdon, Treasurer — Vancouver Mobile Dressing Rooms

Mary Jo Beirnes, MBS Equipment Company Canada

Hans Dayal, Production Manager

Lindsay Donovan, Company 3 Vancouver

Tracey Friesen, CMPA BC

Andrew Jha, Picture Shop

Anand Kanna, Actsafe Safety Assn.

Spencer Kent, Industrial Light & Magic

Paul Klassen, BC Council of Film Unions

Peter Mitchell, Vancouver Film Studios

Wendy Noss, MPA Canada

Haydn Wazelle, ZedDrive

Tracey Wood, AMPTP


Message from MPPIA past Chair Peter Leitch:


Media Contacts:

For Martini Film Studios

Sonu Purhar

[email protected]


About Martini Film Studios:

Martini Film Studios (MFS) is a full-service production facility catering to the most demanding film and television projects in the industry. The studio’s clients include filmmakers and producers from North America and beyond – all seeking an environment conducive to creative output and innovative ideas. The studio is home to ten stages spanning 190,000 square feet, with an additional 145,000 square feet of support space.


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