We are pleased to introduce our Board of Advisors, made up of highly accomplished industry professionals and experts. Our Board’s input helps ensure that Copyright Creators continually meets and exceeds our members’ needs.


:: Alina Goldstein

Alina Goldstein is the Publicity Manager at Penguin Group (Canada), and the recent gold medal recipient of the Canadian Marketing Association’s Publishing Products and Services award. Ms Goldstein has worked in North America and Europe and her body of knowledge includes everything from experience in fundraising, publicity, media relations, corporate & consumer communications, and special event planning, to representation of the luxury travel industry, the food and wine industry, and the publishing industry. In her current role with Penguin Group (Canada), Ms Goldstein works with international business authors, health and fitness authors, and lifestyle and culinary authors.

:: Amy Tepperman

Amy Tepperman is a digital animator working in Toronto. Since graduating from The International Academy of Design in 2003 she has worked at various animation studios on a number of film and television projects. Recent credits include Nickelodeon Jr.'s "The Backyardigans" Jetex Disney's "Get Ed", Aardman Animation's "Planet Sketch" and "The Chop Sockey Chooks", and currently Amberwood Productions' "Rollbots", set to air in Feb. 2009 on YTV. She also works at Centennial College as a digital animation instructor. Recently, Amy has been appointed to sit on the board for the "Training Completion Assurance Fund" in the Private Career College Sector of the Ontario Government.

:: Charles Wahl

Charles Wahl co-wrote and co-directed his first short film COFFEE SHOP, which premiered at the 2002 Montreal World FilmFest, and was later broadcast on Movie Central. He then wrote and directed a short comedy entitled PASS THE SALT; this film screened at various film festivals across Canada, and was also broadcast on Movie Central.

In 2004 Charles won the award for best direction, and best screenplay for the film LAST LOOK which he co-wrote and directed for the first round of the 2004 NYC Midnight Moviemaking Madness Competition. While currently in development for his debut feature film, BAD PAPER, Charles has directed music videos for and featuring Juno winning artists, Hatiras, and Choclair.

In early 2007, Charles signed as a Director at The Corner Store in Toronto, for television and commercial content. Up to the end of 2008, he has completed several spots while working with The Corner Store for such clients as Nestle, The Vancouver Sun, and Forest Ethics.

Charles is a graduate of the highly competitive post graduate Advanced Television and Film program at Sheridan College. He also has a technical education from the Toronto based Trebas Institute.

:: Dan Ondrack

Dr. Daniel Ondrack is the Academic Director for Executive Programs and a Professor of Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto , with a cross-appointment to the Centre for Industrial Relations. His degrees are from the University of Alberta (BCom); the University of Toronto (MBA); and the University of Michigan (PhD). He has been a visiting professor at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management in Brussels, Belgium; Groningen University in the Netherlands; the London Business School; ITESM in Mexico; INSEAD in France; and most recently at the University of Hong Kong. He was recently appointed as an Honorary Professor of Human Resources at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management. Professor Ondrack has also been a vice-president and member of the Board of both the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the USA.

His main research and teaching interests are the alignment of human resource management with corporate strategy and structure; organization design and strategy for organization change; international human resource management, cross-cultural issues in management, and management of mergers and amalgamations. A special focus recently has been consulting and research on the privatization of state-owned-enterprises. He is currently the Director of the Advanced Program in Human Resource Management, the Certificate in International Management, and the Leading Change programs at the Rotman School of Management.

:: Kate Henderson

Kate obtained her law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1994, and was called to the bar in Ontario in 1996. She articled at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP and then worked as an associate in that firm's intellectual property department until 2000. Since then, Kate has been a sole practitioner, working in the areas of entertainment and intellectual property law. She works with a variety of creative people and businesses at all stages of their careers, and being an artist herself, is very interested in and attuned to copyright matters affecting artists of all types.

:: Kevin Wallace

Kevin Wallace was in-house producer with Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group (RUG) from November 1994 until August 2001, where he was responsible for Celebration Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 50th Birthday Concert at Royal Albert Hall starring Glenn Close, Antonio Banderas and Sarah Brightman, Whistle Down the Wind (Aldwych Theatre), The Beautiful Game (Cambridge Theatre) and Closer to Heaven (Arts Theatre), with music and lyrics by The Pet Shop Boys and starring Frances Barber and Paul Keating. He also established productions of The Phantom of the Opera in Belgium, Mexico and Denmark; a US tour of Cats and produced the new production of Sunset Boulevard, starring Faith Brown. Kevin produced the UK tour of Jesus Christ Superstar and, in November 2001, he won an International Emmy as Executive Producer of the film based on that production.

Before joining RUG, he produced The Emperor Jones (Offstage Downstairs) and Our Town starring Alan Alda and Robert Sean Leonard (Shaftesbury Theatre). In January 2002 he re-established Kevin Wallace Limited (KWL), to produce musicals and plays. During 2002, KWL presented the multi-award winning Traverse Theatre/Royal National Theatre production of Gagarin Way at the Arts Theatre (London) and the Abbey Theatre Dublin production of Eden, a new play by Eugene O'Brien (also at the Arts). Directed by Conor McPherson, Eden won both the Irish Times/ESB Award and the Stewart Parker Award for Best New Play.

Most recently Kevin Wallace and Saul Zaentz produced The Lord of the Rings with book and lyrics by Shaun McKenna and Matthew Warchus, and music by A. R. Rahman, and Christopher Nightingale. The Lord of the Rings played in Toronto, Canada, where the show was nominated for 15 Dora Awards, winning 7, including "Outstanding New Musical" and awards for direction, design and choreography and in London, where it was nominated for 7 Whatsonstage Theatregoer's Choice Awards in 2007 and 5 Olivier Awards in 2008.

:: Mark McLay

Mr. McLay is the owner and operator of Velvet Sound Studios, as well as a live sound engineer. He is also an instructor for the Harris Institute of Recording Arts and also teaches the arts at Humber College and the peel board of education. He has created feature film soundtrack music for B rated Canadian Horror flicks: Highway 61; the Gate Graveyard Story; and location sound on the mini-series Counterstrike. Mr. McLay has twenty years of making records in Canada, which includes working with: Morgan Davis; Cameo Blues Band; National Velvet; Images in Vogue; Tribal Son; Ronnie Hawkins; Partland Bros.; Headstones; Jeff Healey; Goddo; and Moxy.

:: Richard Yagutilov

Richard Yagutilov is an award winning Canadian commercial photographer and filmmaker specializing in advertising, music album art, celebrity portraits and fashion.

With a studio in the heart of downtown Toronto Richard works with clients in the music industry, most notably Kardinal Offishall on his latest album Not4Sale under Akon's Kon Live Distribution. In addition, Richard toured with Lady Gaga through Montreal, Winnipeg and Toronto shooting her Tour Diaries on her debut album The Fame.

Richard’s short films and Music Video’s have garnered several awards from local and international film festivals; directing music videos for urban hip hop artists such as Kardinal Offishall, Brass Munk, and Trinity Chris among others.

:: Sam Chiu

Sam Chiu received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto. After many years of industrial experience, he enrolled and then graduated from the Executive MBA program at the University of Toronto. He made the Dean's List and was the co-recipient of the award recognizing outstanding contribution towards the international development of the Executive MBA program.

He was the Director for Asia Pacific, Executive Programs, at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, when Rotman and McGill University’s Executive Institute formed an alliance in 1998.

As the Associate Academic Director, Asia Pacific Program, at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Sam is involved in the design, teaching, marketing and operations of certificate programs, such as the Certificate of International Management (CIM), as well as other executive training programs targeted for the Asia Pacific candidates.

Besides his teaching, Sam has been an independent consultant for the past 16 years. His list of clients includes 2 of the top 5 multi-national chemical companies, Imperial Chemical Incorporated (ICI) and Bayer.

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