Carole Vivier, CEO & Film Commissioner for Manitoba Film & Music, is a passionate champion of Manitoba’s cultural sector. Over the last 27 years, she has been at the forefront of developing Manitoba's film and music industries into international success stories. Her tireless efforts have earned her a reputation as an effective and forward-thinking business leader. Over the course of her career, Carole has heralded the growth of Manitoba production from 8 projects a year to an average of 65 annual projects in recent years. Carole was instrumental in attracting such high profile projects as Channel Zero, Heaven is for Real, A Dog's Purpose, Shall We Dance, Aloft and Capote to shoot in Manitoba and co-produce with local production companies. In music, Manitoba remains one of most supportive provinces for artists – due in no small part to Carole’s leadership at Manitoba Film & Music. The province is home to such acts as Royal Canoe, Begonia, The Lytics, Attica Riots and many others.
In addition to her work at MFM, Carole currently serves on the Board of Directors at the National Screen Institute, the Winnipeg Convention Centre, and, in the past, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, Canadian Film Centre Feature Film Advisory Committee, Burton Cummings Theatre Performing Arts Group, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Film Training Manitoba, Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, and others. Carole was also instrumental in bringing the JUNOS to Winnipeg in 2005 and was Co-Chair of the 2014 Winnipeg Juno Host Committee. In 2012 Carole was a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, awarded to Canadians who have made significant contributions to their community and country at large. In 2014 Carole was a recipient of the Order of Manitoba, the highest honour awarded for service to one’s province.