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Frantic Films names new VP factual development

The Baroness Von Sketch Show prodco has promoted Courtney Hicks to the role.

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Juice Worldwide expands with California office

The Toronto-based digital distributor is setting up an L.A. operation, with Carrie Donmoyer tapped to lead.

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WIFT-T program cultivates media leaders of tomorrow

Sixteen industry members will participate in the executive development program, including Fathom Film Group’s Ann Shin and Shaftesbury’s Jay Bennett.

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Melanson exits Radical Sheep

Shaleen Sangha has been named the new VP of Boat Rocker’s kids production division, while Crooked Horse’s David Lerech has also been promoted.

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Blue Ant bolsters sales team

Julio Sobral joins the Toronto media company’s Global Networks division, heading up its Latin America and U.S.-Hispanic sales teams.

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Head of film at Kew Media departs

Jamie Carmichael has left the Toronto-based content company, while Jennifer Askin joins as a VP of sales, distribution.

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9 Story buys Out of the Blue

The New York-based children’s media co was founded by Blues Clues co-creator Angela Santomero and former Nick exec Samantha Freeman.

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Cineflix Media adds new VP development

Former Frantic Films exec Bernard Periatambee joins the company’s Toronto office.

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Paul Haggis accused of sexual misconduct

Following a December lawsuit filed against the Canadian director, three additional women have come forward with allegations.

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Rolling Picture Company opens new T.O facility

Former Optix president George Levai has joined the post-production company, which has expanded its operations in the old NFB building.

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Naveen Prasad, Jamie Dagg launch Impossible Objects

The former EVP and GM at Elevation has exited his post to launch the prodco, which will operate in partnership with the distributor.

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Soulpepper’s Albert Schultz accused of sexual misconduct

Four lawsuits have been filed against the founding artistic director of Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre, who also serves as an executive producer on CBC’s Kim’s Convenience.