Douglas Berquist – DIRECTOR – CEO/President PPN
- is an award-winning Producer and Digital Media Specialist with over 30 years of experience in the media industry. He has been involved in the arts community acting as a consultant to national and provincial arts funding agencies. In the commercial industry he specialized in international motion picture co-productions, accessing and negotiating private investment, distribution, marketing and accessing Federal and Provincial funding and tax incentives. In fact, he received an AMPIA award as “Producer of the Year” for generating over 25 million dollars of production business to Alberta in a single year. Recognized nationally and internationally for his work as a Content Producer and Executive Producer, he has won numerous cinema awards of recognition, including four of his dramatic feature films have been acquired by the Canadian National Archive with Berquist receiving distinction as a Canadian Filmmaker. He was one of the first filmmakers in Canada to offer audiences an opportunity to watch and interact with his production process live over the internet and has since developed numerous multiplatform strategies to market and distribute his products nationally and internationally. He was commissioned as a producer and a learning design specialist to provide multi-platform training services to the Canadian Department of National Defense. Most recently, he was commission as a subject matter expert to co-developed new curriculum for digital cinema and transmedia (multiplatform communications) programs at NAIT, then was commissioned by SAIT to do the same to create new digital media curriculum for SAIT’s new Film and Video program (SAIT 2018 Digital Communications and IT Department). His extensive experience in film and television programming, digital media, transmedia communications, the latest in video technology, audio, streaming and capture technologies provides The Public Place Network with valuable leadership and expertise.
D Berquist’s Previous Commercial Media partners include; Sony Entertainment, United Artists, MGM, Paramount, HBO, TNN, CBS, Pathe, Alliance Entertainment