People Moves

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Julie Bristow leaving Bristow Global Media

VP of content Marlo Miazga will take the helm of the Kew Media Group-owned prodco as president and CEO.

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Stephen Ellis, Clark Bunting launch factual prodco

BirdDog Media Ventures will look to capitalize on a growing demand for unscripted content in the international marketplace.

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Nick Crowe joins Saloon Media

The former Shaw Media executive will focus on developing new factual entertainment series and specials for the global market.

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WFF taps Angela Heck as director of industry programming

The industry veteran will oversee the festival’s industry and talent programs, including its Signature Series and Content Summit.

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Reel One adds Barbara Fisher to exec team

The newly created L.A. role will see the former Hallmark Channel exec oversee all of the company’s scripted development and production activities, plus more.

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Guru ups Jonathan Abraham to VP role

Plus, the animation studio hires a former Gusto Worldwide Media exec to support him.

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Letter from the editor

Playback editor Katie Bailey is exiting her role at the publication after the better part of a decade at parent company Brunico Communications.

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Rachel Marcus rises to VP at Guru, overseeing development

Most recently, Marcus co-created Guru’s preschool series Pikwik, which was picked up by Disney Junior for the U.S, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and India in July.

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In Brief: Giant Little Ones wins best int’l film at Goteborg fest

Plus: Mercury Filmworks copro Hilda wins a trio of prizes at this year’s Annie Awards and more.

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WIFT-T names Karen Bruce as executive director

Industry veteran Bruce will exit her current role at the Canadian Academy to assume her new post this spring.

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E.J. Alon joins Telefilm’s Talent Fund

The philanthropist and entrepreneur will lead the private investment fund in the newly created role of director.

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Mark Slone named president at PNP

Based out of Toronto, the veteran film executive will lead acquisition, distribution and production at Pacific Northwest Pictures.