Exec/Industry Moves

In Brief: Fabienne Colas among the Black Academy’s inaugural Legacy Award recipients

Plus: David Cronenberg receives the Donostia Award, TIFF appoints Marsha John-Greenwood as VP of people and culture, and more.

NSI appoints former board chair Marlene Kendall as new CFO

Kendall’s experience will help the NSI “achieve unprecedented growth and long-term sustainability,” says CEO Joy Loewen.

ZoomerMedia promotes Beverley Shenken to chief content officer

As part of the promotion Shenken will now lead carriage and distribution negotiations with Canadian BDUs on behalf of the company’s television properties.

Thunderbird appoints its first distribution sales director

The entertainment group has hired former Kidscreen associate publisher Nelson Huynh to expand the global reach of its growing kids and primetime television slate.

Pixcom adds three in scripted content expansion

Martine Pagé has been hired as director of fiction development, while the company has added two scripted producers to increase its production capacity.

Whizbang Films hires Frank Manzo as CFO

The financing and business affairs expert succeeds outgoing CFO Janina Barrett as she enters retirement.

In Brief: Content Catalyst Fund rebrands as Catalyst with new hire

Plus: Indigenous filmmakers are making strides with genre films, the Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma reveals participants for Nouveau Marché, and more.

Paramount+ Canada hires Tom Hastings as head of original programming

Hastings is one of several former Bell Media execs now at the streamer, including Katrina Kowalski, VP of content for Paramount+ and Pluto TV Canada.

eOne appoints Canadian unscripted development VPs

Christine Diakos joins eOne as VP of development to lead the unscripted creative team alongside Scott Boyd, who is promoted to VP of development.

Cineflix Rights hires Mike Gould as new SVP of digital

The Cineflix Media-owned distributor created a new position as part of a strategic push to grow its digital business.

Cineplex rises from the pandemic ashes

The entertainment brand bounces back as consumers return to cinematic and live experiences.

Bell Media inks co-development deal with Lionsgate

The multi-year agreement will see Lionsgate work with Bell Media on comedy and drama series, as well as handle global distribution, excluding Canada, for select titles.