After eight years, FilmPEI’s Renee Laprise has decided to leave her role as executive director of FilmPEI.
“I am proud of everything that I have been able to accomplish with FilmPEI and appreciate the opportunity to learn and grow with the organization,” says Laprise. “FilmPEI is on solid ground now and it felt like the perfect time for me to return to my first loves of art and filmmaking. I look forward to continuing to be a part of the Island film community, but now in a different capacity.”
Laprise will continue to be a key member of FilmPEI. For now, she will continue to coordinate the organization’s training programs through March 2022 and offer support until a suitable replacement is found, as well as through the transition period. It is anticipated that FilmPEI will continure to lean on her skills and experience in the years ahead.
“FilmPEI is exceptionally grateful to Renee for her eight years of service to the organization. Over that time, we have seen FilmPEI and the film industry on PEI grow and flourish. Renee has been a keystone in that transition and success,” says Mark Sandiford, president of FilmPEI.