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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.

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DOC appoints NFB’s Michelle van Beusekom as executive director

The former executive director, programming and production for the NFB’s English program replaces Mathieu Dagonas.

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Maestracci upped to acquisitions VP at Quebecor Content

Her duties have expanded to include the international distribution of original content and formats developed by Quebecor Content and its partners.

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Suzane Landry appointed to VP post at Bell Media

Meanwhile, at parent company BCE, Mirko Bibic has officially taken the reins from the retiring George Cope.

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Julie Bristow leaving Bristow Global Media

VP of content Marlo Miazga will take the helm of the Kew Media Group-owned prodco as president and CEO.

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Stephen Ellis, Clark Bunting launch factual prodco

BirdDog Media Ventures will look to capitalize on a growing demand for unscripted content in the international marketplace.

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Nick Crowe joins Saloon Media

The former Shaw Media executive will focus on developing new factual entertainment series and specials for the global market.

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WFF taps Angela Heck as director of industry programming

The industry veteran will oversee the festival’s industry and talent programs, including its Signature Series and Content Summit.

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Reel One adds Barbara Fisher to exec team

The newly created L.A. role will see the former Hallmark Channel exec oversee all of the company’s scripted development and production activities, plus more.