Staff & Contact Us
Directors Guild of Canada - British-Columbia District Council
Suite 430-1152 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that Executive Board policies are implemented and represents the DGC BC in all facets of the industry. They are the designated DGC BC media contact and sits as a Charter Member on MPPIA (Motion Picture Production Industry Association). The Executive Director is also the key contact with federal, provincial and city elected and appointed officials, and is a liaison with the DGA, the BC Council of Film Unions, UBCP and ACFC. Additionally, the Executive Director is the DGC BC staff representative at all DGC National meetings.
Director of Operations
The Director of Operations oversees all Staff administrative duties and special projects to ensure each is within budget and completed in a timely fashion. The Director of Operations also ensures that DGC BC Bylaws are followed concerning Executive Board elections and General Membership Meeting requirements, and is a primary liaise with the Executive Board, NM and TC Chair and the National & District Council Staff. The Director of Operations also oversees all Training Programs and initiatives, as well as all Membership and upgrade concerns.
The Business Agent is responsible for the management and administration of the Collective Agreement and is the chief negotiator of the DGC BC Collective Agreement. The Business Agent also participates in marketing endeavors through MPPIA to promote BC as a production destination.
Assistant Business Agent
The Assistant Business Agent works directly with the Business Agent on issues involving the negotiation, management, and administration of the Collective Agreement.
Training Coordinator/Assistant Business Agent
Barbara Ann Schoemaker
The Training Coordinator/Assistant Business Agent coordinates DGC BC training needs and works closely with the labour department to administer the Collective Agreement.
The Accountant is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of all DGC BC accounting functions, the budget, bank reconciliation, financial statements, investment portfolio, production bond requirements, Director Buyouts, as well as any remittances concerning the government, employer, Health and Welfare and RSP.
The Production Administrator prepares, distributes, and ensures the timely receipt of all signatory documentation between the DGC BC and productions, as well as Production Information Packages, etc. The Production Administrator also verifies Deal Memos, and publishes the weekly Production List. Additionally, The Production Administrator works with the accounting department to assist with payroll and RSP administration.
The Communications Administrator handles all communications for the DGC BC, including social media and graphic design. The Communications Administrator also is the key contact for sponsorship, and assists with all aspects of training. Additionally, the Communications Administrator is a back-up for Reception, and also supports other staff.
The Administrative Assistant assists the Labour Department with all production related paperwork. As well, the Administrative Assistant oversees all training aspects of the DGC BC Entry Level Permittee Program and processes Membership and upgrade applications.
The Receptionist is the first contact for those calling or visiting the DGC BC office. The Receptionist publishes the Weekly Availability Lists, assists with general inquiries, and is the administrator for the Permittee Logbook Holder Program.