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Member Highlight

Mr. Jamie Brown

CEO & Executive Producer, Frantic Films

Jamie began his career as a lawyer with the prominent Toronto law firm McMillan, where he focused on corporate finance and entertainment law.  Jamie was the first recipient of the Lions Gate Innovative Producer Award, was one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, received the I.H. Asper Broadcast Entrepreneur of the Future Award, was nominated as the New Media Visionary at the Canadian New Media Awards and was named the CFTPA’s Entrepreneur of the Year […]

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Member Highlight

Mr. Jamie Brown

CEO & Executive Producer, Frantic Films

Jamie began his career as a lawyer with the prominent Toronto law firm McMillan, where he focused on corporate finance and entertainment law.  Jamie was the first recipient of the Lions Gate Innovative Producer Award, was one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, received the I.H. Asper Broadcast Entrepreneur of the Future Award, was nominated as the New Media Visionary at the Canadian New Media Awards and was named the CFTPA’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008.  He believes a focus on running the company well is as important as the quality work Frantic creates.  The company has been named one of Canada’s Hottest Start-Up’s and was later named to the Profit 100 list of the fastest growing Canadian businesses three separate years and was twice named one of North America’s fastest growing businesses by Deloitte.  Jamie has been proud to see Frantic become one of Canada’s leading production companies.  The first program he created and produced was also the first “living-history” program in North America, and the Quest series went on to critical acclaim and set many ratings records.  His most important skill is surrounding himself with the creative professionals needed to make every program something to be proud of.

Frantic Films

Since its inception, Frantic Films has had a reputation for creating outstanding programming for a global audience. In addition to its success in Canada and the U.S., Frantic’s award-winning TV series, features and documentaries have sold to well over 100 countries worldwide winning over 150 awards for quality and creativity.  The team has had incredible success in virtually every genre, winning over a hundred awards and setting numerous ratings records in lifestyle, factual, reality, sports, comedy, drama, lifestyle and documentary programs.  Its TV movies and mini-series have attracted top talent including Judd Hirsch, Danny Aiello, Mercedes Ruehl and Gil Bellows. Frantic made its first feature film, Lucid, and the co-production, Stand! based off the musical “Strike” about the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.  Frantic has over 20 years’ experience collaborating with a wide variety of partners. We take great pride in our excellent relationships with co-producers, creatives, and networks alike. Our team understands the needs of various stakeholders and we ensure productions are brought in on time, on budget and to the highest creative standards.

FROM THE CHAIR

Welcome to the Business Council of Manitoba.

I am honoured to take on the role of Chair of the Board at the Business Council of Manitoba. Following the many past successful chairs, I look forward to bringing the same passion and dedication to advocating for Manitoba’s best interests.

The Council comprises Manitoba’s leading CEOs with shared vision and belief in our province. Since our founding in 1998, the Council has remained committed to collaborating with key stakeholders in Manitoba to lead, promote, and drive innovation and success. This joint effort between political, business, and community leaders has been instrumental in crafting policies that align with our mission of a stronger Manitoba.

We remain dedicated to non-partisan policy advocacy to all three levels of government regarding issues and advancements that affect our community’s success and well-being.

As incoming Chair of the Board, I am proud to lead the Council through this next chapter and look forward to being apart of making Manitoba a preferred place to live, work, and invest.

As a Council we recognize that our office is located on Treaty One lands, the original territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Lakota, Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Metis Nation and wish to recognize and honour all Treaties.  The Business Council is proud of the many relationships it has formed, and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

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Mike Pyle

Chair

FROM THE PRESIDENT

I am very honored to have been entrusted to be only the third President and CEO in the history of the Business Council of Manitoba.

The Council, established in 1998, is proud of its record of accomplishments, offering a constructive, non-partisan voice on major challenges and opportunities for Manitoba and Canada. I look forward to working with our members and our key stakeholders in building on our past successes and continuing to contribute towards realizing the full potential of our great province.

Our membership, through private sector investments and working in partnership with various levels of government, is focused on sustainable long-term growth, jobs and prosperity for all Manitobans present and future.

We welcome inquiries from readers who are interested in the work we do and the opinions we hold. We recognize the value in building support for positive change to make our province more competitive as we look forward to future opportunities and challenges.

Our goal is simple, to provide fact based and innovative input into major policy issues focused on making Manitoba a place where all can live, work and invest in vibrant and healthy communities.

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Bram Strain

President & CEO