About Black Screen Office

Dismantling anti-Black racism in Canada’s screen industries

Vision

Black Canadians are thriving throughout the screen industries, and their stories engage and inspire audiences globally.

Mission

The Black Screen Office helps build a screen industry free of anti-Black racism, by working with industry decision makers to change practices and build systems for accountability, directly catalyzing the production of Black-led content and supporting the career advancement of Black professionals.
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Visionary

We have a healthy disregard for the impossible, refuse to accept the status quo, and believe there are no limits to what Black Canadians can accomplish in the screen industries.

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Unapologetically Black

We are an organization that believes in the power of Black leadership and talent. We recognize that there are multiple Black communities and identities in Canada and we are a home for all.

Empowering

We recognize and nurture the power that is already present in Black Canadians, creating opportunities for us to shape our own destiny within the screen industries.

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Transparent

We share all aspects of our work: what we do, how we do it, and our learnings along the way.

Our Team

Meet our multi-faceted, multi-talented team at the Black Screen Office.

Joan
Jenkinson

Executive Director,
Co-Founder
Andy Marshall Black Screen Office BSO

Andy
Marshall

Programming
Manager

Tagaty
Badio

Office
Manager

Stacy
Simpson

Social Media
Coordinator

Dennisha
Rollins

Administrative
Assistant

Our Board

Haydn Wazelle

Haydn
Wazelle

Board Chair
Producer

Maya Annik Bedward

Maya Annik Bedward

Board Member, Founder
Director-Producer

Samah Ali

samah
ali

Board Member
Distributor-Film Programmer

Cory Bowles

Cory
Bowles

Board Member
Multidisciplinary Artist

Nick Davis

Nick
Davis

Board Member
Media Executive

Jenine Gregory

Jenine
Gregory

Treasurer, Board Member Finance & Risk Professional
Trevor Hampden

Trevor
Hampden

Board Member
Sr. Policy Advisory in Media and Policing

Richard Jean-Baptiste

Richard Jean-Baptiste

Board Member
Producer-Director

Floyd Kane

Floyd
Kane

Board Member, Founder
Writer-Producer

Laetitia
Angba ASC, C.Dir.

Board Member
Customer Experience Advisor

Alicia
Petrusa

Board Member
Finance & Business Affairs

Other Founders

Damon D’Oliveira

Damon
D’Oliveira

Founder
Producer
Jennifer Holness

Jennifer
Holness

Founder
Writer-Producer
Charles Officer

Charles
Officer

Founder
Director-Producer
In Loving Memory 1972-2023
Sudz Sutherland

Sudz
Sutherland

Founder
Writer-Director

Clement Virgo

Clement
Virgo

Founder
Director-Writer-Producer

Tonya Williams

Tonya
Williams

Founder
Actor-Producer

BSO Strategic Plan 2024-2026

Framing the Future: BSO’s vision for change.

2021 Impact Report

The BSO is pleased to share our first Impact Report, which outlines the trailblazing work we have done in our first 18 months. Click on the report link below to read about the projects the BSO has spearheaded and the impact we are creating across Canada’s screen industries.

Supporters

Rogers Group of Funds
Telefilm Canada
Canada Media Fund
RBC Foundation
Inspirit Foundation
TD Ready Commitment
Canadian Heritage
Canadian Media Producers Association
Black Business Initiative
Canadian Race Relations Foundation
Creative BC
Ontario Creates
MPA Canada
CBC
Bell Fund
Indigenous Screen Office