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CMF exec Maurice Boucher dies at age 52

A veteran communications and marketing professional, Boucher joined the CMF from Tele-Quebec in 2012.

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Distributor profile: Red Arrow Studios International

Shirley Bowers, the company’s VP of sales and acquisitions for North America, discusses boarding Blood Horn with DCTV and opportunities in the Canadian market.

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In brief: Eugenio Perez boards Brain Power’s Beatrix and Peter

Plus: ACTRA Toronto honours Frankie Drake and Tonya Williams with Sandi Ross Awards and Nomadic-produced comedy The Detour rolls in Vancouver.

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Evolving, adapting, inventing: The CFC at 30

The storied Canadian institution works to balance Norman Jewison’s original vision with a mandate to equip alumni for a globalized, digital media economy.

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In brief: DGC unveils 2018 Discovery nominees

Plus: Gharrett Paon and Bretten Hannam score top honours at Pitch This!, Canadians recognized at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and more.

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OMDC rebrands to Ontario Creates

The government agency has updated its logo and website to meet online accessibility standards.

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In brief: Nguyen’s Hummingbird Project to open VIFF

Plus: Spin Master, Kew Media and eOne all add to their teams, and WIFT-T names its Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship recipient.

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Larissa Giroux joins OAZ as talent manager

The former CFC programs department exec returns to the talent agency where she began her career.

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Telefilm, Birks to honour Nettie Wild, Tantoo Cardinal

Emerging talent Stella Meghie and Jeanne Leblanc were also named among six recipients of the annual Birks Diamond Tribute award.

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Canadian Academy selects eight for second annual mentorship program

Kathleen Hepburn, Kirsten Carthew and Halima Ouardiri are among the filmmakers set to take part in the Academy’s Apprenticeship for Women Directors.

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BBC Studios adds two directors to T.O. team

Jodi Mackie and Brad Horvath will manage content sales and identify copro opportunities for the British producer/distributor.

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Naveen Prasad named president of Vice Canada

The company has also entered into a content and media sales partnership with Bell Media that will see Viceland’s programming air across Bell Media’s platforms.