Public Policy, Netflix-Canada

Stéphane Cardin is a forward-thinking industry executive with over twenty years of experience in the cultural sector. He excels at the development of strategic policies for the creative industries, and has consistently demonstrated strength in relationship building and managing diverse stakeholder interests.

In September 2018, Stéphane joined Netflix as Director, Public Policy for Canada.

Prior to that, Stéphane successively held the positions of VP, Strategic Policy and Stakeholder Relations at the Canadian Television Fund and VP, Industry and Public Affairs at the Canada Media Fund (CMF) with an annual program budget of 350 million dollars, triggering 1.2 billion dollars in financing for the development, production, marketing and export of audiovisual content including films, television, games, web series, and immersive content.  In this role, he led strategic policy and program development; maintained an ongoing dialogue with industry and government stakeholders, including the CMF’s private and public funders; and reinforced the positioning of the CMF within the industry, the media and the Canadian public.

Previously, Stéphane was Director of Tax Credits with Quebec’s cultural funding agency, Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), and was a member of SODEC’s management committee.  During his tenure in that role, he led the establishment of tax-based incentives across several cultural industries including foreign location shooting, digital animation and visual effects, music (recordings and live shows) and book publishing, supporting production activity of over one billion dollars annually.

Stéphane serves on the boards of Cinéma NDG in Montréal and the Cuisine, Cinéma & Confidences film festival in Baie Saint-Paul, Quebec.