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Filmmaker and animator Grant Munro dies at 94

Munro spent nearly five decades at the National Film Board of Canada, with credits including stop-motion film Toys and anthology short Christmas Cracker.

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Jay Switzer named to Order of Canada

The longtime industry exec and current chair of Hollywood Suite was honoured at a private ceremony in Toronto.

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YMA Andra Sheffer Scholarship winner named

Youth Media Alliance has also added three to its board of directors, as Alexandra Raffe and Vince Commisso’s terms come to an end.

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ProSieben merges Red Arrow, Studio71

The media co’s digital and traditional production businesses are merging under the Red Arrow Studios banner.

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Magali Simard to leave TIFF

The senior manager of theatrical programming has been with the Toronto festival since 2006.

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Reelworld’s Gave Lindo moves to CBC

The former executive director of the Reelworld Film Festival joins the programming team under Sally Catto.

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Hitting a high note at Bell Media

Playback’s annual Best of the Year issue kicks off with Randy Lennox, the new president of Bell Media bringing a “Bat Out of Hell” approach to TV.

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eOne tunes into podcasting with Antica

The global studio has brought the Antica Podcast Network under its banner, rebranding it Entertainment One.

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Bruce Cowley exits CBC doc channel in restructuring

Documentary Channel operations have been consolidated under the greater CBC content team.

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Canadian industry commits to ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to harassment

Sixteen unions, guilds and groups held an “unprecedented” meeting Thursday night to address bullying and abuse in the entertainment industry.

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Shannon Valliant joins Boat Rocker as CFO

Valliant, who previously served in a number of executive roles at Rogers Communications, will report to CEO John Young in the newly created position.

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Remembering Telefilm’s Sheila de La Varende

The director of international promotion, who died this week, spent nearly 30 years championing the Canadian industry.