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DHX appoints new head of rights strategy

The kids media company has tapped Lara Ilie as VP of rights strategy and named Rachel Taylor as its new commercial director for WildBrain.

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Wendy McKernan upped to VP at Great Pacific Media

McKernan, whose production credits include Highway Thru Hell (pictured), will oversee all factual and lifestyle programming at Thunderbird’s unscripted arm.

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Karine Moses appointed president of Bell Media Quebec

Moses will lead all programming, production and scheduling operations for RDS, in addition to her other responsibilities.

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Murray Battle to depart Knowledge Network

The pubcaster’s director of original documentaries and brand will leave his post this summer.

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marblemedia hires Donna Luke as VP of production

The former supervising producer for The Bachelorette Canada and Project Runway will oversee production and business affairs for marblemedia and D360.

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Christine Magee named Talent Fund chair

The co-founder and co-chair of Sleep Country Canada will take over the post from Hartley T. Richardson.

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CBC hires Claude Galipeau as EVP, corporate development

The former Rogers Media exec will join the public broadcaster effective Jan. 7, reporting to CBC president and CEO Catherine Tait.

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Chantal Jackson joins Peacock Alley Entertainment

In her new L.A.-based position, the former Vice Media and Breakthrough Entertainment exec will lead Peacock’s push to expand its scripted slate.

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Kirstine Stewart to head media for World Economic Forum

The high-profile Canadian exec has been named to the executive committee of the WEF as head of media, entertainment and information sectors.

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Heather Webb to exit WIFT-T

The organization’s long-time exec director will step down at the end of December.

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In Brief: Falls Around Her wins imagineNATIVE audience award

Darlene Naponse’s drama starring Tantoo Cardinal wins big at the fest, Netflix raising more money for original content, and more.

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New Metric expands development team

Beth Iley (pictured) will source and develop dramatic TV projects alongside the company’s VP of development Caroline Habib.