We are pleased to announce that Page Two principal Jesse Finkelstein has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Creative BC, the non-profit society that brings a strategic and integrated approach to the growth and development of British Columbia’s creative industries creative industries, helping them to realize their economic and creative potential, and contribute to the future prosperity of BC.
“It’s an honour to serve on the board of an organization dedicated to supporting the development of BC’s creative industries,” says Jesse. “In book publishing, we’re always thinking about content in a multi-platform way and partnering with colleagues in other creative industries to make the most of a creator’s work. I’m thrilled to join like-minded professionals in ensuring that our province’s creators and producers continue to grow and thrive.”
With her extensive knowledge of publishing including multi-platform IP licensing, author relations, publishing operations, sales strategy, and digital publishing developed at Raincoast Books and D&M Publishers, and then honed at the helm of her own innovative business, Page Two, Jesse brings a valuable perspective about an evolving industry to Creative BC.
About Creative BC
Creative BC is an independent society created and supported by the Province of BC to sustain and help grow BC’s creative sector (film and television, digital and interactive media, music, and magazine and book publishing industries). The society delivers a wide range of programs and services to expand BC’s creative economy. These include the administration of the provincial government’s tax credit programs for film and television; development funding and export marketing support; and motion picture production services to attract inward investment and market BC as a destination for domestic and international production. The society acts as an industry catalyst and ambassador to help BC’s creative sector reach its economic and creative potential both at home and globally.
About Page Two
Page Two helps authors and companies make smart publishing decisions and produces their non-fiction work to the highest possible standards. Page Two shepherds books from manuscripts to signed deals, develops ebooks and apps, facilitates self-published books that became bestsellers, creates publishing strategies for large organizations, and advises clients throughout North America.
Jesse joins the existing Board, including:
- Gordon Esau, Partner at Dentons Canada LLP, Chair
- Robert Bromley, President of Force Four Entertainment, Vice Chair & Secretary Treasurer
- Louise Clark, President of Lark Productions
- Anne Denman, Executive Director, Okanagan International Animation Festival 2017
- Sarah Fenton, General Manager, Watchdog Management
- Michelle Grady, Senior Vice President of Production for Sony Pictures Imageworks
- Pauline Moller, Senior Vice President, Studio Operations, Zynga Inc.
- Matt O’Grady, Journalist
- Michael Francis, Chair Emeritus