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City of Toronto taps Marguerite Pigott as film commissioner

The CMPA’s VP of outreach and strategic initiatives will assume the position of film commissioner and director of entertainment industries on April 8.

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Industry lawyer John Robinson dies

Robinson was known for his pioneering work in establishing collective agreements between Canadian entertainment industry organizations.

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New Metric Media to open L.A. office

The fast-growing prodco’s new California outpost will be led by its president, Mark Montefiore.

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Dylen Postnikoff to lead brand strategy at Shaftesbury

The former head of TV content marketing at CBC will oversee global brand strategies for Shaftesbury in a new VP role.

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In brief: Montreal VFX industry grows, Brault gets second term

Plus: Mosaic Entertainment tries its hand at virtual reality with six VR sketches to accompany CAUTION: May Contain Nuts.

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Noreen Golfman named ACTRA’s Woman of the Year

The founding director and chair of St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is being recognized for her artistic achievements and advocacy work.

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Bart Yabsley to lead Sportsnet as president

The appointment comes five months after former Sportsnet president Scott Moore left the role.

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Charles Decarie named head of Groupe Juste pour rire

The former Triotech and Cirque du Soleil exec has been named president and CEO of the Just for Laughs Group.

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Jessica La Grassa moves to A71 in sales role

The former Mongrel Media sales manager will oversee theatrical and platform releases for A71′s distribution business.

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In brief: Scott Brothers Global opens Nashville office

Plus: Nova Scotia Business approves funding for four TV productions and eOne taps NBCUniversal exec to lead sales in Australia, NZ and India.

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Corus promotes Troy Reeb to EVP of new ‘broadcast networks’ portfolio

The company on Thursday revealed a change to its organizational structure that brings TV, radio and digital platforms under the same umbrella.

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TIFF sets programming team for 2019 festival

The revamped team sees a number of promotions, while two international programmers step down. (Kiva Reardon pictured)