Deborah Osborne

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Manager of Programming, Western Region / Management

For over 25 years, Deborah Osborne has worked with creators, performers, crews, professional organizations, theatre and opera companies, government institutions, equipment manufacturers, broadcasters and students. Her career began in theatre and opera stage management, evolving to production of films, TV series, documentaries and live-to-air programming. Deborah brings to the APTN Programming Department her wide range of experience in executive, creative, administrative and crew positions supporting many live productions and a variety of award-winning programming for major networks and distributors in North America and Europe. In addition, her responsibilities as Post Production Risk Manager with the Motion Picture Bond Company, Production Manager for IMAX DMR projects, and as Production Planning Executive at CBC have provided Deborah with a unique perspective in strategic planning, establishing alliances, fostering effective and supportive relationships, team building and community connectivity. Deborah has authored articles for industry publications, consulted on production textbooks and has taken leadership roles master minding organizational development and training initiatives, academic courses, as well as presenting seminars and workshops across Canada.

A recognized champion and mentor, Deborah has spent many years in formal and informal mentoring of students and professionals alike. In 2016 she was honoured with a Women In Film and Television ‘Crystal Award’ for mentorship.