Exec/Industry Moves

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In brief: Latimer, Deer among DGC’s Discovery long list

A Canadian VR project wins in Venice, new scholarships and opportunities, plus Fae Pictures joins development on trans-led rom-com.

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Jennifer Podemski unveils The Shine Network

Founded by the award-winning multi-hyphenate, the web-based media platform is committed to empowering and celebrating Indigenous Canadian female content creators.

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Caroline Tyre joins WildBrain as part of distribution team reorganization

Tyre will lead a reorganized distribution team as VP of global sales and rights strategy, while the company also announced a promotion and two departures.

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WarnerMedia launches Canadian talent development program

Deanna Cadette and Melanie Nepinak Hadley have been hired to lead the team, formed under WarnerMedia’s Global Access Programs initiative.

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Pier 21 Films bolsters development team, slate

The Toronto prodco behind The Beaverton has hired former CBC exec Karen Tsang as VP of development to work with Bill Lundy on its growing comedy slate.

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Ontario Creates unveils sustainability initiative for film production

Ontario Green Screen aims to empower the motion picture industry with the tools, education and resources needed to incorporate best practices and is co-chaired by Justin Cutler and Marcia Douglas.

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Blue Ant Media elevates Jamie Schouela to president, global channels and media

The Toronto-headquartered company has also promoted Love Nature EVP Carlyn Staudt to global general manager.

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Cineflix Productions ups Kim Bondi, adds U.S. hire to ramp up development

Bondi (pictured), who has 15 years tenure with Cineflix, is taking charge of the company’s Canadian development slate in her newly expanded role.

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MIPCOM shifts to fully online-only event

The event has now pivoted to a fully virtual experience with three components, while the BBC Studios Showcase is also moving online only for its 45th edition.

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BANFF exec director Jenn Kuzmyk appointed Playback publisher

In the expanded role, Kuzmyk will oversee the Canadian industry publication as it grows its remit and launches new offerings.

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WIFTV names Grace Chin interim managing director

The former festival director of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival takes over from Carolyn Combs, who departed the organization after eight years.

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Exclusive: Angela Heck upped to managing director at Whistler fest

Effective immediately, the director of industry programming has been appointed to the newly created role.