People/Companies

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Mainframe ups Kim Dent Wilder to EVP

In her newly created role, Dent Wilder will be responsible for growing the animation studio’s workforce to keep pace with its production volume.

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Netflix launches Women in Post with Canadian Academy through global fund

The program is supported through a US$5 million investment in women-targeted programs, with funding also going to two scripts developed through imagineNATIVE.

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Blue Ant Media sells majority of NHNZ stake to Dame Julie Christie

The Dunedin, New Zealand-based company has been rebranded to NHNZ Worldwide, with Christie (pictured) serving as CEO; Blue Ant now holds a minority stake and a seat on the board.

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Spin Master bolsters its entertainment team

Four key promotions will see the company focus on content development, production and franchise growth.

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Peacock Alley adds new development, production roles

The Toronto-based prodco has hired Diana Foley and Eli Campbell in newly created development roles for factual and scripted, respectively, and named a post-production director.

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Gusto names Carrie Gillis as VP and general manager

Gillis will oversee operations, sales and marketing in the newly created position, based out of Gusto’s Ottawa studio.

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Blue Ant Media teams with Bristow’s CCF for unscripted IP

The Toronto-based broadcaster, producer and distributor will work with the Content Catalyst Fund to bring women-created IP to the global market.

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Hot Docs executive director Brett Hendrie to depart in March

Hot Docs president Chris McDonald will temporarily take over Hendrie’s responsibilities while the board of directors searches for a new executive director.

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How REALLIFE Pictures brings diverse Canadian voices to the global market

The boutique literary agency and prodco has leveraged its industry experience to maximize opportunities for marginalized voices to sell their work.

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In brief: Akilla’s Escape, Queen of the Andes earn prizes at VFF

Plus, the recipients for WIFTV’s From Our Dark Side and BIPOC TV & Film’s Black + Indigenous Drama Writers Intensive.

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Peacock Alley names Mary Anne Waterhouse as EVP of content production

The prolific producer will lead Peacock Alley Entertainment’s content production team as it expands its development slate for coproductions and features.

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EXCLUSIVE: Wapanatahk Media launches in partnership with GPM

The B.C.-based prodco is founded and co-owned by Indigenous producers Tania Koenig-Gauchier and Shirley Mclean, with its first production set to roll in the spring.