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In Brief: Joanne Levy appointed to the CRTC

The former Buffalo Gal producer has been named commissioner for Manitoba/Saskatchewan, Thunderbird adds to its team, plus more news.

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Boat Rocker builds out Ventures division

Andrew Spergel, the former SVP of corporate development and strategy at eOne, has been appointed as EVP of Boat Rocker Ventures.

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Strategic Partners rebrands, adds new program manager

The renamed copro market in Halifax, FIN Partners, is led by program manager Morgan Salter.

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Corey Caplan to head up int’l sales at Gusto Worldwide Media

The former sales director at Portfolio Entertainment joins Gusto as it looks to expand its linear TV channel into international markets.

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Christa Dickenson named new Telefilm exec director

The president and CEO of Interactive Ontario begins her new role on July 30.

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Wattpad adds director of content development and production

Lindsey Ramey joins the story platform’s L.A.-based studio, where she’ll work with creatives to turn Wattpad stories into film and TV projects.

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In brief: TIFF teams up with Inside Out

Plus: Amir Kahnamouee wins the 2018 Daryl Duke Prize, Canada honoured as a guest country at MICA and more.

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Quebecor Content names director of film development

Louis Pearson joins the company as it looks to invest more in locally produced originals.

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Bron adds to exec teams in Vancouver, L.A.

Among the hires is the former director of finance at Force Four, Priscila Costa Lima, who joins the company as SVP, corporate finance.

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Cineflix Media adds new SVP, global scripted coproductions

Based in the U.K., Julien Leroux will lead the prodco’s scripted coproduction initiatives.

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Cameron Bailey upped to co-head of TIFF

Bailey will oversee the festival’s artistic direction, while his yet-to-be-named counterpart will handle business affairs.

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Melissa Taylor joins CBC business and rights team

The former eOne exec will lead contracting for the pubcaster’s acquisitions.