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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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Photo Gallery: WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2018

The event saw the organization honour its 2018 mentorship cohort and the work of industry veterans like Karen-Thorne Stone, Deb Day and Edwina Follows.

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WIFT-T, Hollywood Suite partnership seeks to amplify fundraising, reach

Heather Webb and David Kines discuss the effectiveness of donation-matching, how funds are used and why WIFT-T’s mission matters.

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Heather Webb to exit WIFT-T

The organization’s long-time exec director will step down at the end of December.

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In Brief: Canadian Academy launches Apprenticeship for Women Directors

In other news of the week, Allan Joli-Coeur announced his departure from the Shaw Rocket Fund and Valerie Creighton will be feted by Toronto’s Female Eye Film Festival.

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Sarah Gadon named WIFT-T’s international Crystal Award winner

Jeanne Beker will host the Dec. 4 awards gala, where Cosmopolis actor Gadon (pictured) will be recognized for her body of work in Canada and abroad.

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Crystal Van Pelt named Picture Box mentorship winner

Van Pelt (pictured) will join the Toronto-based company in February 2013 to learn about distribution, marketing and selling of Canadian factual and youth-oriented programs internationally, and attend MIPDoc and MIPTV in April.

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WIFT-T appoints Webb

The Toronto chapter of Women in Film & Television (WIFT-T) has brought on Heather Webb as executive director, effective February 28.