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In Brief: Anthropocene lands special theatrical run

Plus: European Film Market unveils a new initiative, while Jann Arden is the inaugural recipient of the Firecracker Department’s Blaze Award.

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D Films placed in receivership

CEO Jim Sherry has resigned and the company’s operations have ended, with select staff being kept on to assist with the receivership process.

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NFB ups Teri Snelgrove to producer at Vancouver studio

Snelgrove has served as associate producer with the west coast production unit for seven years, working on documentary and animation projects.

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Radio-Canada names Dany Meloul as general manager, television

Meloul will succeed outgoing GM Dominique Chaloult, who will depart the French-language pubcaster on Nov. 1.

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In Brief: It Must Be Heaven joins TIFF ’19 lineup

Plus, eOne hires a former BBC Worldwide exec for its Latin America sales team and NSI launches NSI New Northern Voices.

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CMF, IPF partner on development fund for short-form content

The $600,000 program for scripted projects marks the first time the two organizations have formally partnered on a fund.

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Kelly Wilhelm named chief strategy officer at CMF

The former Canadian Heritage senior policy advisor will “focus on innovation through the lens of industry-wide disruption and opportunities for growth.”

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In Brief: Liz Kohn to join TIFF in VP role

Plus, Film Training Manitoba and Sonar Entertainment up executives within their ranks.

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TIFF sets Filmmaker Lab, Rising Stars and Pitch This! participants

The festival also announced the six female creators set for its new year-long TIFF Talent Accelerator.

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Jordan Banks tapped as president of Rogers Media

The former Facebook exec will take the place of outgoing president Rick Brace, who is set to retire at the end of 2019.

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Twitter shareholders get good news in Q2

The social media company is focused on bringing down spam activity, as users grow year-over-year.

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Mark Gordon leaving exec role at eOne, transitions to producing

Steve Bertram, president of film and television, will continue to lead the business, overseeing the day-to-day management of the division.