Andra Sheffer_2013Andra Sheffer is the Executive Director of three private Funds supporting the Canadian digital media, television and film industries:  the Bell Fund which invests in Canadian television programs and their associated interactive digital projects; the Independent Production Fund which invests in drama series created for digital platforms; and the COGECO Program Development Fund for television drama.  She was the founding Executive Director of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and has edited publications and lectured on the business of television and digital media.  She was awarded the 2013 Digital Media Trail Blazer award by the Canadian Academy.