Cynthia Lynch named FilmOntario managing director

Lynch (pictured) will assume the post in July, replacing interim managing director Mimi Wolch.

Cynthia Lynch croppedCynthia Lynch has been named as the next managing director and counsel of FilmOntario, effective from July.

Lynch will replace Mimi Wolch, who held the role on an interim basis since October 2015. Wolch was formerly ACTRA Toronto’s director of independent and broadcast production.

As managing director, Lynch will be in charge of outreach and communication with FilmOntario’s 31,000 members, as well as supporting the organization’s board in its lobbying and advocacy work.

In her previous roles, Lynch spent more than a decade with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), where she served as a tax credits business offices as well as a senior policy advisor. In her most recent role at the OMDC, Lynch held the position of manager of research, strategic planning and IT.

Lynch departed the OMDC in 2012 to study law in Ottawa, where she specialized in privacy, intellectual property, communications law and technology.

FilmOntario, which was formed in 2001, represents a consortium of 31,000 producers, organizations, guilds and unions, working with government to ensure the province’s screen-based industries remain competitive.