|Known for||senior figure in the Canadian film and television industry|
In 1984 he assumed the directorship of what is now the Toronto International Film Festival. He is credited with making many changes to the organization during his one year tenure, before he was made the first director of the Ontario Film Development Corporation, in 1985.
- Gayle MacDonald. Wayne Clarkson's Telefilm exit interview, The Globe and Mail, 2010-10-12. Retrieved on 2022-02-18. “And if you're a gentler personality, as is the 62-year-old Clarkson - a fixture in Canadian arts and culture for 35 years - well then, you haven't made enough noise or got enough done.”
- Denis Seguin. Wayne Clarkson, departing executive director, Telefilm Canada, Screen Daily, 2010-02-03. Retrieved on 2022-02-18. “A career cultural bureaucrat – he has at one time directed the Toronto International Film Festival, the Ontario Film Development Corporation and the Canadian Film Centre – Clarkson’s tenure at Telefilm coincided with the explosion in digital platforms and the increasing bandwidth that made them possible.”
- Wayne Clarkson. It was the best of times, recalls Wayne Clarkson, now 45 and executive director of the Canadian Film Centre. In 1967, the 20-year-old (...), Toronto Star, 1992-06-02. Retrieved on 2022-02-18. “Original Toronto Star caption: Wayne Clarkson. It was the best of times, recalls Wayne Clarkson, now 45 and executive director of the Canadian Film Centre. In 1967, the 20-year-old university student quit his summer construction job in Toronto and hurried to this incredible even up Highway 401.”
- Marc Glassman. Wayne Clarkson: A Reel Canadian, POV magazine, 2005-10-01. Retrieved on 2022-02-18. “During that time, Clarkson worked at the Canadian Film Institute with such figures as Peter Morris, Peter Harcourt, Piers Handling, Geoff Pevere and Michelle Maheux, all of whom continue to make signal contributions to Canadian film.”
- Canadian Film Centre at 10: an interview with Wayne Clarkson, Take One. Retrieved on 2022-02-18.