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Ward Platt

Blue Ant launches global networks division

Former Discovery and Fox exec Ward Platt joins the Toronto company to head up the new department.

Ivan Fecan

Ivan Fecan named Thunderbird CEO

The interim appointment follows co-founder Tim Gamble’s move to vice chair of the Thunderbird board.

Jerry Diaz VP Distribution DHX Media

DHX adds Jerry Diaz as VP distribution

The former Nelvana exec will lead the Halifax-based company’s global sales team.

Ferne Cohen

Ferne Cohen exits Brunico Communications

The executive director of the Banff World Media Festival has left her role in order to pursue other business opportunities.

Christine Diakos

Peacock Alley adds Christine Diakos in SVP role

The Toronto prodco behind Travelers has also promoted two from within its ranks.

Charlotte Mickie

Charlotte Mickie lands at Celluloid Dreams

Following her departure from Mongrel International in June, Mickie is taking a VP role at the Paris-based distribution outfit where she worked more than a decade ago.

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Spin Master hires pair of entertainment execs

Jamie Whitney and Alex Soto join Spin Master Entertainment as the division works to develop new global properties.

Jason Lee

CMPA names Jason Lee VP, BC Industrial Relations

The former VP of business and legal affairs at Seven24 joins the association this fall.

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Jennifer Stewart upped at the Canadian Academy

The promotion comes as the Academy works to raise its own profile and that of Canadian talent.

Donald McDonald

Super Channel ups McDonald to president, CEO

The long-time exec will lead all strategy and operations for the Edmonton-based channel.

John MacDonald

Corus SVPs John MacDonald, Susan Schaefer to exit

The Toronto-based media co also confirmed Amy Sutton’s departure and announced a number of structural changes.

Chris Regina Syfy

In Brief: Syfy’s Chris Regina exits

Plus: CFC names CBC Actors Conservatory residents and WIFT-T reveals the Meridian Artists mentorship recipient.