Directors Guild of Canada Names First Female Head

Victoria Harding
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Victoria Harding is promoted to executive director of the DGC's Ontario division.

The Directors Guild of Canada in Ontario has promoted Victoria Harding to executive director, the first woman in the post.

Harding, who served as associate executive director since 2013, replaces Bill Skolnik. "The significance of appointing Victoria, who will be not only the first member to serve in this role, but also the first female executive director of DGC Ontario, is profound to me," executive chair Annie Bradley said in a statement.

Harding first joined the DGC Ontario guild in 1989 when working as a location manager and production manager. As executive director, she will oversee all operations and business activities for DGC Ontario and act as the lead negotiator for a new standard agreement with Canadian indie producers, due to be negotiated later this year.

"My whole career has led me to this moment. I am dedicated to serving this membership and advancing our organizational goals, protecting and elevating the 3,000 key creative and logistical production specialists we represent," Harding said in a statement.