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WIFT-T, Hollywood Suite partnership seeks to amplify fundraising, reach

Heather Webb and David Kines discuss the effectiveness of donation-matching, how funds are used and why WIFT-T’s mission matters.

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In Brief: eOne, HBO to copro Taylor Kitsch drama, Halfire hires new SVP

Plus: Stephan James nabs a Golden Globes nom for his role in Amazon’s Homecoming and 10th Avenue Productions gets to work on its fourth animated film.

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Super Channel VP Melissa Kajpust steps down

The VP of programming will leave her position as of Dec. 21.

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Michel Bissonnette named interim EVP of CBC

The EVP of French Services will serve in a dual role until Heather Conway’s successor is named.

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Catherine Emond fills Mahe’s vacancy at Telefilm

The former Alliance Numerique executive director takes over the public and government affairs role following Jean-Claude Mahe’s retirement.

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Nathalie Cloutier upped at NFB’s French Documentary Studio

The producer, whose credits include The Amina Profile and RIDM winner A Delicate Balance, has been with the Studio since 2010.

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Pixomondo heads to Montreal

The L.A.-headquartered VFX studio with credits on Game Of Thrones and Hugo will open a new outpost in the city in early 2019.

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Film exhibition revenues up for Cineplex in Q3

Major films contributing to the bottom line in the quarter included Mission: Impossible Fallout, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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Former Telefilm head Francois Macerola dies at 76

The industry veteran also held senior positions at the NFB, Malofilm Distribution and SODEC during his decades-long career.

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In Brief: WIFT-T names Emma Fleury to CBC mentorship

Plus, Bitter Boy Productions options Shani Mootoo’s novel Cereus Blooms At Night and CBC/Radio Canada announces its new English services ombudsperson.

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Bell Media files copyright infringement suit against Videotron

The $100-million suit, filed last week in Federal court, alleges Videotron distributed Bell Media programming without a content distribution agreement.

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Bell Media rebrands TMN, launches tiered OTT service

The company reveals a major overhaul of its pay TV and OTT strategy, opening online access to programming previously restricted to linear subscribers.