People: Lions Gate Entertainment Corp (LGF.N)
Ms. Phyllis N. Yaffe is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Since September 2009. She was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Alliance Atlantis Communications, a media company for whom she has worked in several capacities since 1998. Alliance Atlantis Communications was acquired in 2007 by CanWest Global Communications. Ms. Yaffe is Lead Director, the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Salary and Organization Committee of Torstar Corporation (TS.B: TSX), and the Chair of the Board of Cineplex Entertainment LP. Cineplex Inc. owns approximately 99.6% of Cineplex Entertainment LP (CGX: TSX). Additionally, from 2010 to July 2013, Ms. Yaffe was a director of Astral Media, Inc. (ACM: TSX). Ms. Yaffe is also a member (former Chair) of the Board of Governors of Ryerson University, the Chair of Women Against Multiple Sclerosis (Canada) and a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Ant Media, an independent Canadian broadcasting and media company specializing in the operation of multi-platform broadcast and video-on-demand channels and content production. Ms. Yaffe has extensive experience in the entertainment industry. At Alliance Atlantis, Ms. Yaffe was responsible for overseeing worldwide operations, including all of its Canadian specialty television channels, its international television distribution business and the hit CSI franchise. In 1999, Ms. Yaffe was selected as the Canadian Women in Communications Woman of the Year, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Film and Television in April 2000. In 2006, Ms. Yaffe was included in the Women’s Executive Network’s list of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women and in November 2007, she was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcast Hall of Fame. Ms. Yaffe brings to the Board new broadcast expertise as the Company continues its successful diversification into television production and broadcasting.
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