Exec/Industry Moves

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Former Shaftesbury, eOne execs join Wind Sun Sky Entertainment

The Vancouver-based multimedia company launched by Catherine Winder (pictured) has hired Jay Bennett and Romney Grant to round out its executive team.

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Canadian Academy, Shaw Rocket Fund introduce new prize

The Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award sees Canadian kids and their parents vote for their favourite Canadian kids television program.

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ACTRA National’s diversity director departs

Olivia Nuamah has left the newly created post of director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging less than six months after joining the union.

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In brief: Bron, 21 Laps team on Splendid Solution

Plus, the projects set for Annecy and WIFT Toronto’s Showcase, and Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls) is attached to direct a My Precious Pictures feature.

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BANFF reveals ‘In Conversation With’ Kevin Feige, Kari Skogland

Marvel’s Feige and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier director will take part in an exclusive conversation at the festival.

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Cream Productions bolsters team with promotions

Former VP of production Patrick Cameron has been upped to SVP of operations among four key exec changes for the Toronto-based factual producer.

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Tim Mutimer tapped as next Cineflix Rights CEO

The former Banijay Rights exec will take the reins of Cineflix Media’s U.K. distribution arm when current CEO Chris Bonney retires later this year.

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APTN unveils two newly-created programming positions

Adam Garnet Jones will join the organization as director of TV content and special events, while director of marketing Lisa Ducharme has moved over to the programming side.

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Boat Rocker Studios and Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh launch Maven

The prodco has an emphasis on producing female-led narratives and championing emerging voices, and is seeking collaboration opportunities with Boat Rocker Studios’ scripted and kids & family divisions.

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Rogers to acquire Shaw in $26 billion deal

The legacies of Ted Rogers and JR Shaw are set to merge in the massive deal, with the Shaw family to become one of the largest shareholders of Rogers Communications.

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CCF hires trio of unscripted vets

Vibika Bianchi, Maria Farano and Heather Findlay have joined as executive producers as Content Catalyst Fund reveals its development slate, including a comedy docuseries developed with Carolyn Taylor and Zack Russell.

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Big Bad Boo hires Nikki Whaites as VP, international development

Based in Toronto, Whaites will help the company build on its existing education program work with organizations such as UNICEF.