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Judith LaRocque named interim CRTC chair

LaRocque will head up the commission as it looks for a permanent successor for former chair Jean-Pierre Blais.

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Banff ’17: JP Blais’ last stand

The outgoing CRTC chair didn’t mince words when he tackled the CBC, broadcasters and the government.

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Charlotte Mickie to exit Mongrel International

Caroline Habib has been promoted to director of the global sales division of Mongrel Media.

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Tara Ellis out at CBC

A replacement for the executive director of scripted content at the pubcaster has not been named.

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In Brief: Deluxe adds VP of sales

Christa Tazzeo Morson joins the Toronto post-production studio, and more news.

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Jon Cowley joins FuseFX

The VFX veteran will lead the company’s production team in Vancouver.

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Mark Musselman departs Serendipity Point

The exec producer reflects on 18 years with the Toronto prodco, the challenges of making Canadian films and gives his outlook for the industry.

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Lionsgate to open Toronto distribution arm

Susan Hummel, former SVP sales and distribution at FremantleMedia International Canada, has been tapped to lead the new office.

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Canadian Academy ups Louis Calabro

As VP, programming, the long-time Academy exec will oversee year-round events and special programs.

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Ari Lantos to launch new production venture with Boat Rocker

The yet-to-be-named business will focus on scripted one-hour dramas and comedies.

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Turcke to NFL, Lennox upped at Bell Media

The media company has announced a change in its upper ranks as Mary Ann Turcke leaves after 12 years.

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Marie McCann to run CBC Kids

After holding the position on an interim basis following Martin Markle’s departure, the programming exec has officially been named CBC Kids’ senior director.