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WildBrain taps new director of strategy, innovation

The newly created role will see former Disney exec Elia Bouthors identify new ways to engage users and monetize the digital kidsnet’s brands.

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Netflix partners with RIDM

The streamer has become a partner on the Quebec documentary festival’s professional forum, now called Forum RIDM, and Talent Lab.

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NSI names acting exec director

Joy Loewen, program manager of NSI’s Totally Television, will take the role on an interim basis.

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WIFT-T unveils 2019/20 board

Shaftesbury’s recently appointed VP, global brand strategy is among the newly elected members on the not-for-profit’s board.

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Bron taps Rona Cosgrove as chief business affairs officer

The former Paramount Pictures exec will oversee the studio’s film and TV business affairs from its L.A. office.

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Shaftesbury hires Lesley Grant as creative producer

The former Temple Street producer will help grow Shaftesbury’s creative slate.

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Spencer Griffin to lead TV development at Just for Laughs

Griffin will develop new series for network and streamer sales in the newly created role, based out of L.A.

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How the Pacific Screenwriting Program is cultivating B.C. scribes

Following the wrap of the initiative’s first Scripted Series Lab, chair Brian Hamilton discusses what’s next for the not-for-profit.

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Telefilm confirms departure of management trio

Michel Pradier, Denis Pion and Roxane Girard are no longer with the organization, according to a Telefilm representative.

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Former eOne, Nick execs join Epic Story

Ken Faier has tapped Jessica Labi and David Sztoser to run his content company’s distribution and licensing business, respectively.

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Peter Raymont wins the Don Haig Award

The White Pine Pictures president and co-founder will be presented with a $10,000 cash prize at the 2019 Hot Docs Awards later this week.

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Jackie Pardy to replace Jenny Hacker at Super Channel

Hacker has stepped down after five months as director of programming, with Pardy taking over as of May 16.