Exec/Industry Moves

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TIFF senior Canadian programmer to retire after 25 years

Steve Gravestock, who oversaw domestic film programming initiatives such as Canada’s Top Ten, plans to leave at the end of the year.

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Saloon Media ups Nick Crowe to head unscripted development

The Blue Ant Media-owned prodco has also hired Tara Elwood as a full-time production executive as it expands its unscripted portfolio.

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Blue Ant International acquires Drive Media Rights

The deal will see the Blue Ant Media-owned distributor acquire Drive Media Rights’ more than 900-hour content library.

Liquid Media Group Hosts THE BIG SPLASH During Toronto Film Festival

Liquid Media Group CEO Ron Thomson resigns

Thomson was named CEO of the Vancouver-based indie production business solutions company, fronted by chair Joshua Jackson, in 2021.

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IPF’s Quebec office head resigning after 31 years

Claire Dion will resign effective July 1 to undertake new challenges.

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marblemedia signs first-look deal with Ira Levy banner

EXCLUSIVE: The multi-year agreement with Levy’s Spike & Sadie Media spans all genres, with Distribution360 retaining global distribution on all projects.

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Submissions open for Playback’s 10 to Watch

The 2022 edition will once again profile 10 up-and-coming Canadian talents, including writers, directors, producers, executives and agents. Submit your nominations here.

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Scott Brothers Entertainment makes series of personnel moves

Appointments at the Toronto-based prodco include Jillian Brand as senior VP of development, overseeing non-scripted projects.

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Telefilm appoints two new regional film feature executives

Kim Guise is the new Western regional feature film executive, and Anita Damiani is the Quebec regional feature film executive.

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Rogers, Shaw delay close of merger

The companies have agreed to hold off closing the deal pending resolution with the Competition Bureau.

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CMPA promotes lead negotiator Sean Porter

As VP, national industrial relations and counsel, Porter will now be part of the CMPA’s senior leadership team in addition to his current remit.

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Atomic taps former Disney Junior exec to spearhead development

Kitty Walsh stepped into her newly created L.A.-based role this month and will work closely with Rose Stacey, who has been promoted to development manager.