Exec/Industry Moves

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In brief: Blink49 Studios expands L.A.-based scripted team

Plus: RBC unveils a new award for emerging Indigenous filmmakers, and Alanis Obomsawin will world premiere a new film at the International First Peoples Festival.

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Cinesite acquires Quebec animation studio Squeeze

The growing conglomerate will leverage Squeeze’s Unreal Engine expertise to expand its animation services menu.

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Federgreen Entertainment adds head of development

For the Sake of Vicious filmmaker Reese Eveneshen will work with Avi Federgreen to boost the prodco’s development capacity for emerging talent and genre titles.

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Blue Ant Media promotes FAST strategy, acquisitions leaders

Craig Junner and Andrea Harrick have moved up within the global media division to further drive its FAST expansion.

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Blink49 Studios launches Canadian unscripted arm

The new division is led by former eOne execs Toby Dormer and Allison Brough.

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Rogers, Shaw extend merger deadline

The company announced the extension as part of its Q2 2022 financial report.

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Liquid Media CFO resigns, interim replacement steps in

Sheri Rempel will temporarily replace outgoing CFO Andy Wilson, who departs the company less than two months after the resignation of former CEO Ron Thomson.

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CMF adds Trent Locke to senior exec team

The former Portfolio Entertainment COO joins as EVP of finance and analytics, handling the funder’s day-to-day business and financial operations, and its strategic approach to research and data collection.

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In Brief: CFC introduces scholarship to offset tuition fees

Plus, the RBC and Canadian Academy’s MVP project hits a milestone in its latest funding round.

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Cinesite buys L’Atelier Animation

The Montreal-based studio behind Fireheart will help Cinesite better meet a global demand for animated content.

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Netflix to acquire Sydney, Vancouver animation studio

The acquisition was announced as the streamer revealed its Q2 2022 results, which saw a more muted subscriber loss than predicted.

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Francesca Accinelli named interim head of Telefilm

The VP, promotions, communications and international relations will temporarily take the reins from outgoing executive director and CEO Christa Dickenson.