Telefilm Canada

Telefilm Canada recruits NFB chief as new CEO

Telefilm Canada has appointed Julie Roy as executive director and CEO. Roy arrives at the Canadian government-owned corporation from the National Film Board (NFB) of Canada, where she has served as director general and programming chief officer. She will take over the role for a five-year term on 3 April, roughly a year since Christa […]

Series Mania, Telefilm Canada, CNC and BANFF link for Canada-France Series Lab

Organisers of Series Mania Forum, Telefilm Canada, CNC and BANFF World Media Festival have come together to launch a new initiative aimed at expanding French-Canadian cooperation. Canada-France Series Lab has been created as a joint venture between the partners and aim to facilitate new relationships and “ultimately create new co-production opportunities, while at the same […]

Disney+ Canada names Telefilm alum as director of content

The Walt Disney Company has appointed former Telefilm Canada exec Stephanie Azam as director of content for Disney+ Canada. Azam joins the streaming service from a short stint at MK2 Mile End, the Quebec-based independent distribution firm, which she joined in September 2021 as VP of development and acquisitions. Prior to that, Azam spent more […]

Telefilm Canada CEO Christa Dickenson exits after four years at helm

Telefilm Canada CEO and executive director Christa Dickenson is stepping down after more than four years in the role. Dickenson, who will exit the Canadian government-owned corporation on 9 September, joined in July 2018, taking over from Carolle Brabant, and is credited with guiding Telefilm through a period of transformation and modernisation during her time […]

Canadian screen industry unites against Covid-19

Telefilm Canada, the Canadian Media Producers Association and the National Film Board of Canada are among a group of Canuck audiovisual organisations that have united to form the Covid-19 Production Industry Taskforce. A statement from the newly formed coalition has pledged to support the Canadian screen industry in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. Numerous […]

State of the industry: Canadian kids TV

Digital disruption and an end to regulatory protection has some in the Canadian kids business worried, but while content providers have one less broadcaster to pitch following the sell-off of Astral Media’s assets, they are optimistic that the same new platforms threatening traditional TV will provide them with greater global reach. Mark Dillon reports. The […]