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Ken MacDonald

Ken MacDonald to retire from Discovery

After a 15-year career at the factual net, MacDonald will be stepping down as GM and VP of Discovery Networks later this year.

Vanessa Case

Vanessa Case joins Vice Canada as SVP, Studio Canada

The former Blue Ant exec will head up Vice Studios’ production slate in Canada, including development, production, financing, sales and licensing.

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Julie Di Cresce joins the Whistler Film Festival

The former HBO and Super Channel exec will oversee all industry, project development and talent programs for the fest and its summit.

David Purdy

David Purdy moves to Stingray

The former Vice Media exec will serve as CRO as the company aims to diversify its revenues and bolster its mobile and OTT content strategies.

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Portfolio names VP of sales & business development

The Toronto prodco has hired former director of sales for marblemedia Donnie MacIntyre for the newly created role.

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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.

Morgan Salter

Strategic Partners rebrands, adds new program manager

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

Corey Caplan

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.

Lindsey Ramey

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.