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PACC is managed by a small group of people – a management team and a board of
directors.

PACC Team
We build on the strength of a proven team – sharing management and office space with
the Canadian Retransmission Collective.


Carol Cooper, President and CEO

Carol Cooper, President and CEO
Carol helped create PACC and has steered its sister collective, the Canadian
Retransmission Collective (CRC) since its early days. Carol also serves on a number of
key industry organizations in Canada and around the world. Her relationships with senior
representatives of these organizations means that she is well-positioned to represent the
interests of Canadian rightsholders.
Association for the International Collective Management of Audiovisual Works (AGI-
   COA – Geneva) – director and member
Eurocopya (Paris and Brussels – an association of audiovisual producers’ collecting
   societies in charge of secondary rights management) – member
Copyright Committee, Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
  – member
ISAN Canada – director and vice-chair

Vanda Macura, Affiliate Relations Vanda Macura, Affiliate Relations
Vanda brings extensive television marketing and distribution experience to her role from
her time with Twentieth Century Fox/Astral Television. In addition, she has been with the
Canadian Retransmission Collective since 1998. As primary liaison with both rightshold-
ers and collecting societies around the world, Vanda’s role is to help rightsholders under-
stand what PACC has to offer, and to work through all aspects of royalty claims,
collection, and distribution.


Menka Domotor, Manager, Accounting

Menka Domotor, Manager, Accounting
Over more than 20 years, Menka has worked in a range of operational and financial
roles with leading private and public organizations, including Astral Media, Fox Incendo
Television and – most recently – with the Canadian Retransmission Collective. At PACC,
Menka is responsible for all of the organization’s financial accounting activities and
processes.

Sharon Hicks, Assistant Manager, Accounting

Sharon Hicks, Assistant Manager, Accounting
Sharon brings to her position more than 25 years of financial accounting experience with
various organizations in the film and television, artistic and architectural sectors, and in
both not–for–profit and publicly–traded corporations. Sharon joined PACC in 2010, and
together with Menka, looks after all of PACC's accounting needs. She splits her time between
PACC and sister collective, Canadian Retransmission Collective (CRC).


PACC Board
Our Board of Directors is drawn from Canada’s audiovisual industry. Each brings a
unique contribution of expertise and sound judgement to the table.


Eric Bimberg, Chair Eric Bimberg, Chair
Eric brings many years and varied experience in the industry to his role as chair, including senior legal and business affairs positions with Alliance Atlantis and TMN-The Movie Network. Currently, he is a principal in the production company High Park Entertainment Inc. and the business administration service company, Behind the Scenes Services Inc., and he is a partner in the media and entertainment law firm, Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP. Eric also serves as a director for the Canadian Retransmission Collective, and is a member of the Canadian Media Producers Association’s Finance & Tax Committee, as well as its Copyright Committee.

Stephen Ellis, Secretary & Treasurer Stephen Ellis, Secretary & Treasurer
Stephen Ellis is President of RocketFuel Media Inc., providing convergent media production services for the film and television industry. It's a joint venture of his Media Catellist consultancy with new media partner Rocket Digital Management. Stephen is an internationally known, award-winning television producer and distributor, with over 300 titles in his filmography in the wildlife, history, science and kids genres, seen in over 100 countries. He previously headed up Toronto-based Ellis Entertainment Corporation for over 25 years, the longstanding Canadian indie founded by his father, Ralph C. Ellis, in 1964. For over three decades he's also been an advocate for independent Canadian production through extensive volunteer work with various industry bodies, including the Canadian Media Producers Association, which awarded him the CFTPA-Kodak Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Additionally Stephen was a founding director of the Canadian Retransmission Collective, a not-for-profit retransmission royalty collective for producers, for which he continues to act as chair, and a founding director of ISAN Canada, which issues unique, permanent, internationally-recognized identifiers for audiovisual works, and, also over many years, has taken on extensive committee work for the CMPA in the areas of copyright, broadcast regulation, and governance.

Stephen Stohn, Director Stephen Stohn, Director
Executive producer, entertainment and copyright lawyer, songwriter, performing artist, industry expert, advocate, and volunteer – Stephen has succeeded in many roles, and, contributed and accomplished much in the entertainment industry. Stephen is currently Executive Producer, DHX Studios, which produces Degrassi, a founding partner in the entertainment law firm, Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP, director of The Orange Record Label. His volunteer roles include director of the Ontario Media Development Corporation, of ISAN Canada and of Canadian Retransmission Collective, chair of Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and of MusiCounts, and co-chair of the Copyright Committee of the Canadian Media Producers Association.

Reynolds Mastin, Director Reynolds Mastin, Director
Currently President & CEO, Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), Reynolds Mastin works to develop strategic relationships with key external stakeholders, both nationally and internationally, to facilitate the promotion and stimulus of the Canadian production industry and to ensure the continued success of Canada's independent production sector and a future for Canadian content. Prior to this role, he served as CMPA's Chief Negotiator and Chief Legal Officer, providing leadership on a range of matters including intellectual property, industrial relations, Terms of Trade, CRTC regulatory proceedings and corporate governance. Reynolds is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Retransmission Collective (CRC) and ISAN Canada and Ontario Trillium Foundation and serves on the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). Prior to joining the CMPA in 2008, Reynolds served as Legal Counsel for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, and he began his legal career as an articling student with the CRTC. Reynolds completed his Common Law (LLB) and Civil Law (LLL) Degrees at McGill University. He has an Honours BA in International Relations from the University of Toronto, and his Baccalauréat en éducation from the University of Ottawa.

Erin Finlay, Director Erin Finlay, Director
Currently Chief Legal Officer for the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), Erin provides legal advice and strategic direction for the CMPA on a wide range of matters, including Terms of Trade, Canada Media Fund policies and guidelines, and the changing role of copyright in our ever-shifting media landscape and she works to ensure that Canada's independent media producers are supported and promoted in Canada and around the world. Previous to CMPA, Erin was General Counsel and Director of Legal and Government Relations at Access Copyright and, before that, an intellectual property and advocacy lawyer at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. Her expertise spans a wide scope of entertainment and copyright law, not-for-profit corporate governance and cultural policy. Erin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Retransmission Collective (CRC) and ISAN Canada. Erin is a graduate of Queen's Law, holds a Masters of Law with a specialization in intellectual property law from Osgoode Hall Law School and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Erin volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors and alumni chorister with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, where she can occasionally be found performing Handel's Messiah and other great choral works with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

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