Jamie Brown is the CEO of one of the most successful film production companies in Canada, and it’s located right in the heart of downtown Winnipeg.
Frantic Films has now been around the industry for over two decades and has expanded their operations to a second office in Toronto, which keeps them even further connected to the international industry. With film and television credits like Faces in the Crowd, Pitchin’ In, Still Standing, Men With Brooms, Til Debt Do Us Part and The Last Chance for Romance, the business has had unquestionable success.
How do you lead a local production company through a ‘fight or flight’ industry and stiff competition to come out on the other end as an award-winning and respected business?
“Work ethic,” says Jamie, who also attributes a dose of luck to the equation. He also stays on top of innovative trends in his industry, highlighting advances in camera technology and more recently the addition of drones to the tech line-up in camera operations.
On how to stay innovative in business, Jamie gives some key advice.
“Get somebody from outside your industry to come in and look at what you do—and challenge the conventions you have.”
See the full video below for more on Jamie’s take on business and his ever-evolving industry.
Don’t miss the other Manitoba Mentoring Moments, featuring business leaders Stefano Grande of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Jay Forbes of MTS, Wab Kinew of Indigenous Affairs at the University of Winnipeg, Connie Walker of United Way Winnipeg, Chris Johnson of Permission Click and Priti Mehta-Shah from the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.