Michael MacMillan ’74
Industry: Entertainment media
Cofounder of Atlantis Films and the former executive chairman of Alliance Atlantis, a TV and film production house with 13 Canadian TV networks, which was sold It to Canwest in 2007; launched Blue Ant Media in 2011; co-founded Samara, a charity dedicated to reconnecting citizens to politics; co-owner and co-founder of Closson Chase, a vineyard in Prince Edward County.
On UCC’s Impact: “I was addicted right from the start,” MacMillan told The Globe and Mail of making films during his years at UCC. “The place tolerated it; they let me do my own thing and that made all the difference. It allowed me to find out what I wanted to do.”