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Merit is the founder of MERIT MOTION PICTURES and the Executive Producer of all shows produced by the company. She has been involved in the television industry for over twenty years and, under her leadership, MERIT has produced and executive produced a wide slate of international award-winning documentary programs, series and theatrical films.
In 2009, Merit launched MERIT ENTERTAINMENT, a distribution company that promotes and distributes the work created by her company.
Currently, Merit is the chair of DOC Manitoba and a director on the board of DOC National. She is a past board director of the CFTPA and The Winnipeg Film Group. She is also a former co-chair of the federal task-force commission on the non-theatrical film industry.
Recent Highlights for Merit:
Highlights of Merit’s career include executive producing the 65-part Gemini award-winning series Recreating Eden, which is now broadcast around the world; One Ocean and One Ocean Interactive, a 4-part series and interactive website about the life of the ocean co-produced with the CBC’s The Nature of Things and Tactica Communications; and the debut of her theatrical film TuTuMUCH, a feature documentary about young ballet dancers co-produced with the International Emmy Award winner Vonnie Von Helmolt. TuTuMUCH screened at over 55 theatres across Canada through Cineplex Entertainment making Canadian film history as the first time a 100% Canadian-produced documentary feature screened at this number of theatres on the same day.