Exec/Industry Moves

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In brief: Queer Your Stories winner, Canada’s eligible Oscar docs

Plus: New international partners join Media Ranch’s format incubator in its third edition and Mercury Filmworks establishes an award in honour of editor Kevin Kocvar.

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Indigenous music company Nagamo Publishing launches

The company aims to be a centralized place for traditional and contemporary Indigenous music for the screen.

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Rogers’ media revenues hit by sports broadcasts delays

The company reports a 23% drop in segment revenues for Q4, contributing to an overall dip in net income.

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In brief: New faces join the Canadian Academy, Guru Studio

Plus, Enderby Entertainment teams with Kirk Wise on its first animated feature film and Island Horse Productions’ Inside adds two executive producers.

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marblemedia hires Mike Armitage to boost factual development

The former Proper Television exec will develop original factual content as the Toronto-based prodco expands development producer Kelsey Espensen’s remit.

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Beach House Pictures acquires majority stake in Vesuvius Pictures

The Blue Ant Media company has also appointed Felix Feng (pictured) as general manager, Beach House Pictures China.

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Dark Slope adds new team members to support growth

The Toronto-based virtual prodco has appointed Dana Ware as creative director and hired a former Guru Studio production coordinator, plus more.

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Jane Rimer named SVP, Canada at Banijay Rights

The former Insight Productions exec will oversee Canadian sales for the global distribution company as it evolves its international sales structure.

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Veronica Saluzzi joins Forte Entertainment as head of development

The former Boat Rocker Media senior development producer officially started in the role last week.

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Producer, History Makers organizer Bill Nemtin passes away

The award-winning documentary producer, whose credits include The Hand of Stalin, passed away at the age of 77.

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Love Nature ups Alison Barrat to SVP, production and development

The promotion will see Barrat develop and commission new content for the Canadian media company’s wildlife and nature brand.

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Thunderbird unveils global distribution and consumer products division

A significant part of Thunderbird and Atomic’s IP growth strategy, according to CCO Matthew Berkowitz, the new venture sees Richard Goldsmith serve as president.