David Carter is President of Canada Film Capital (CFC), which is Canada’s leading film and television tax incentive financing and administration company servicing the Canadian industry from coast to coast.
He is the primary point-of-contact at CFC for production finance and physical production executives at the major studios and independents – CFC’s client base. His role involves encouraging Canada as a production destination, as well as overseeing the delivery of CFC’s services to its client base which also includes domestic producers.
David is also Executive Vice President of Entertainment Partners (EP) Canada, which is Canada's largest company offering innovative and quality production payroll services and client software to domestic and foreign producers from coast to coast. EP is proudly affiliated with Entertainment Partners, USA. David participates in overseeing EP’s operations as well as strategic direction setting.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo, David joined Dunwoody Chartered Accountants on Bay Street in Toronto. In Canada, David is licensed as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and in the US, he’s licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
Since CFC’s inception, David has been involved in over 1,400 productions throughout Canada and has helped producers access over $ 4 Billion of tax incentive funding. David is very active in many aspects of the Canadian industry, and sits on the Toronto Film & TV Board, the Film Ontario Board and Ontario’s Film & TV Industry Advisory Panel.
Senior Vice President
Sante Cardinale, Senior Vice President, joined Canada Film Capital and EP Canada in early 2006 after having acquired over five years of related payroll experience in the industry.
Sante brings a diverse background to the position. After graduating from York University with a Bachelor Degree in Administrative Studies specializing in Accounting, Sante joined the Canada Revenue Agency and worked in personal and corporate audit as a senior tax auditor for six years. In 1998, Sante joined a Chartered Accounting firm working in personal and corporate tax planning areas as well as administering various government incentive programs, such as the SR&ED and film tax credit programs. It was during that time period that his interest in film began.
The experience in the public and private forums has provided Sante with a unique perspective and appreciation for all parties involved in the payroll cycle, thereby establishing his objective to provide excellent customer service and payroll solutions to the Canadian film industry.