(#35, 2016) CEO, CREATIVE BC
Creative Counsel Fiscal 2016–2017 represented a high-water mark for B.C.’s lm and TV industry, with an estimated $2.6 billion spent on productions last year—up more than 35 percent over 2015–2016. Thank the Canadian dollar, yes, but also the rise of streaming services, such as Netix, which nd B.C. an attractive (and aordable) place to shoot. Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC, is the one dishing out the all-important tax credits and pitching the province’s cultural sector—lm and TV, digital media, music and publishing—to investors around the world.