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EXCLUSIVE: Robert Hardy, David Freeman join EQ Media Group

Leading the global film and TV prodco’s Vancouver office, Hardy will serve as executive producer, while Freeman is executive in charge of production.

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Caroline Tyre joins WildBrain as part of distribution team reorganization

Tyre will lead a reorganized distribution team as VP of global sales and rights strategy, while the company also announced a promotion and two departures.

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Blue Ant Media elevates Jamie Schouela to president, global channels and media

The Toronto-headquartered company has also promoted Love Nature EVP Carlyn Staudt to global general manager.

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Cineflix Productions ups Kim Bondi, adds U.S. hire to ramp up development

Bondi (pictured), who has 15 years tenure with Cineflix, is taking charge of the company’s Canadian development slate in her newly expanded role.

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Exclusive: Angela Heck upped to managing director at Whistler fest

Effective immediately, the director of industry programming has been appointed to the newly created role.

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Darryl Kyte joins ACTRA National as senior legal counsel

Effective immediately, the former Street Cents host and producer reports to national executive director and chief negotiator Marie Kelly.

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Exclusive: A71 Releasing adds Rob Harrison as EVP

In addition to the newly created role, the independent distribution and production company has promoted Laura Dinato and Kylie Bechberger.

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TLN hires former Blue Ant exec as VP

Laura Battiston will be involved in realizing original content projects that are available to advertisers to associate with and integrate into.

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Lighthouse Pictures taps Trevor McWhinney as VP of production

The veteran producer known for reality series Gotta Grudge? will oversee production on all film and TV projects from the prodco.

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Melissa Williamson joins Saloon Media as SVP, scripted content

The former Pier 21 Films president will be tasked with leading Saloon’s entry to the scripted market.

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imagineNATIVE ups Naomi Johnson to executive director

The leadership change comes as executive director Jason Ryle leaves to pursue new opportunities.

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Naveen Prasad’s next step

The industry veteran discusses his decision to move on from his post as president of Vice Canada and what’s next for him.