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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.

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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.