People/Companies

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Nelvana president Scott Dyer to retire

Pam Westman has been named the president of the Corus-owned kids company effective Aug. 30, as Dyer retires after more than 20 years with the company.

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Eggplant, Grande Camera partner on North Bay facility

Now fully operational, the shared space allows the companies to take advantage of the region’s booming production sector.

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PNP opens new HQ in Toronto

The company’s Vancouver base will cease operations at the end of August as the company moves to Toronto ahead of TIFF.

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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.