Speaker Rick Perotto

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Rick Perotto

VP Business Development

William F. White International Inc.

Rick Perotto, Vice President of Business Development, joined William F. White Intl. (WFW) over 10 years ago, following an illustrious 13-year career as Business Representative of IATSE Local 667, representing over 900 members in the motion picture industry across six provinces, from Ontario to Newfoundland. As past Chair of a National Health and Welfare Trust Plan, Rick brought a high level of governance to the plan that has since been used by other health plans as a model for plan governance designs.

Rick was president of the local union for five years while working as a freelance first assistant cameraman on hundreds of television productions and over 40 feature films, including Good Will Hunting and Sea of Love. As a freelance cameraman, Rick worked on many television programs and brands including ESPN, CBS Sports, and Entertainment Tonight.

As a producer and director, he produced for international corporate clients. Always supportive of training and advanced learning, Rick sat on the Board of Governors at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning for over four years. He was also influential in the formation of the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre at Pinewood Toronto Studios and is a founding board member of FilmOntario.

As Vice President of Business Development, Rick has worked with the studio team to expand WFW’s studio footprint to over 1.4 million square feet across Canada. With the latest announcements of Virtual Production, Rick, with a dedicated team at WFW is completing the installation of their second large VProd stage and currently building one of the world's largest LED volumes in Vancouver. A fourth Vprod stage will be in the works very soon.

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