The Pacific Screenwriting Program (PSP) announced today the appointment of Camilla Tibbs as its new Executive Director. Tibbs’ career spans over 25 years in cultural management in Metro Vancouver and the UK, including executive roles at the Vancouver Writers Fest and Touchstone Theatre. Most recently Tibbs was Executive Director of Gateway Theatre where she led the organization through a transformational process, creating a innovative new vision for its programming and initiatives. She has also worked in marketing roles at the Arts Club Theatre Company and the London Symphony Orchestra among others. Tibbs has held numerous volunteer positions and is currently board chair at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
“We are delighted to welcome Camilla to lead the PSP as we celebrate our 5th year in operation. Camilla’s uniquely impressive background and passion to support the work of artistic creators will elevate our organization as we move forward with an ambitious agenda for growing the screenwriting community and fostering BC-based IP.”, stated Chair Brian Hamilton.
Tibbs will begin her work at the PSP starting May 2023 and will be supported by Kate Anderson, Programming Manager for the Scripted Series Lab, the PSP’s flagship program.
About the Pacific Screenwriting Program (PSP)
The Pacific Screenwriting Program works to ensure a vibrant screenwriting community in British Columbia. Based in Vancouver, the not-for-profit organization provides training and support to BC-based TV film and television writers at all levels, with the aim of generating a deep and sustainable pool of local talent for BC-based series and films with an emphasis on diversity and gender parity.
Since 2018, the PSP with the support of its partners Netflix, The Canadian Media Producers Association, the Writer’s Guild of Canada and Creative BC, has attracted top writing talent from the province and, through its varied programs, has created opportunities for emerging writers to contribute to the country’s thriving film and television industry.
The Scripted Series Lab guides six up-and-coming BC-based screenwriters in a Writer’s Room as they develop an original series together. Participants receive valuable mentoring on their original pilot, workshops and information sessions with additional industry experts to help them evolve their skills and build careers in this dynamic and ever-changing industry. Many past participants are working in rooms for series on Netflix, CBC, Apple TV+, Amazon and more.