PFM Executive Search is thrilled to congratulate David Shepheard on his appointment with the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) as the first Vancouver Film Commissioner. With over 16 years of experience around the world in film David is extremely well-qualified to position Vancouver as the premier place for film and TV production, talent and investment.
David joins the VEC and the Vancouver Film & Media Centre from Film London, where he was a Film Commissioner with one of the world’s largest film, television and digital production hubs. Prior to joining Film London, David was the inaugural Film Commissioner for the Abu Dhabi Film Commission, opening that market up to foreign production for the first time, and securing the filming of Disney’s Star Wars in the UAE. In addition, David was Chair of the UK Screen Commission Network and Director with the Association of Film Commissioners International. David is recognized for his ability to work with traditional and non-traditional partners to create significant economic opportunities for a region.
As the Vancouver Film Commissioner, David will market Vancouver and its $2 billion-plus creative industries to strengthen its position as North America’s third-largest production centre, assume an advocacy role for the film and TV industry with all levels of government to keep growing the business, and help bring in future investment.
PFM Executive Search wishes David every success in his new role.
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