Radio & Television

CBC streamlines, splits scripted entertainment team

TORONTO – CBC is overhauling its scripted prime time department by splitting in to two divisions – drama and comedy, the public broadcaster said Monday. “This change will allow for a more specific focus on genre and our relationships with the independent production community,” said Sally Catto, executive director, commissioned and scripted programming, in the announcement. As part of the move, Helen Asimakis becomes senior director, drama, after 12 years as an executive in charge of production.  Michelle Daly becomes senior director, comedy, after serving as an executive in charge of production since 2011.  Jenny Hacker, senior director, scripted prime time has chosen not...

Our industry and COVID-19

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