News Release
March 21, 2019

The City of Toronto has appointed Marguerite Pigott as Toronto’s new Film Commissioner and Director of Entertainment Industries, starting April 8.

Pigott joins the City with an impressive and influential background as a strategic leader and champion for Toronto’s screen-based industries. Her most recent responsibilities were as Vice-President of Outreach and Strategic Initiatives for the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), a position she has held since 2014.  

Prior to joining the CMPA, Pigott held a number of senior industry positions including with SuperChannel and Odeon Films (an Alliance Atlantis company). Since 2009, Pigott has been on the Board of Ontario Creates, formerly the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and is currently the acting chair of that board.

Toronto’s screen industry brings nearly $2 billion in production investment to the city and employs more than 30,000 people. Find out more at or follow xoTO on social media at, at and at


“I want to congratulate Ms. Pigott on this important appointment. As a well-established and well-regarded executive in the Canadian film industry, her vast network of contacts and acute business acumen will serve her and us very well in this key leadership position. I know that, under Marguerite’s leadership, Toronto will diversify and expand upon the ongoing success of our screen-based media industries.”
– Mayor John Tory

“Ms. Pigott’s extensive creative and business experience in broadcast, distribution and production gives her a unique perspective and highly informed understanding of Canada’s creative industries. Her deep commitment to the growth and vibrancy of these industries are a vital advantage to Toronto as we continue to expand our creative sector.”
– Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Councillor for Ward 21 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City’s Economic and Community Development Committee

It’s a huge privilege to take on this role. These industries contribute enormously to the economic and cultural vibrancy of Toronto, so I’m very excited to join the team that brings the world to Toronto and Toronto to the world.”
– Marguerite Pigott

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Shane Gerard
Strategic Communications