Phil is a Senior Partner in our Toronto office with an extensive background in media, entertainment and communications
He has developed an expertise in the area of emerging digital technologies and multi-platform content delivery. Along with his background in film, television and commercial production in both Canada and the US he brings a wealth of contacts and knowledge of the industry to Searchlight’s clients.
Phil began his career working in theatre, and moved to CTV to help produce pilots, sports and specialty programs including the Canadian Country Music Awards, and the Juno Awards with Insight Productions and the CBC.
He spent 6 years working and living in Los Angeles, working in feature film development for a Universal Studios company. Moving back into the TV production world, he spent two seasons producing for Alliance Atlantis Communications.
Phil was also part of the prestigious Producer’s Program at Canadian Film Centre , focusing on the Canadian film and television landscape and connecting with key people in broadcasting, distribution, funding agencies and independent producers.
Phil then brought his skills to the advertising and commercial production business working with top advertising agencies as Saatchi & Saatchi, Cossette and Leo Burnett.
Born in Montreal, he is fluently bilingual.