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NFB veteran Julie Roy appointed Executive Director of Telefilm Canada


By Connie Thiessen OTTAWA -- Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has appointed filmmaker and National Film Board (NFB) veteran Julie Roy as executive director of Telefilm Canada for a five-year term, effective April 3. Roy has nearly 30 years of experience in the Canadian film industry, including holding several senior leadership positions during a 20-year run with the NFB, most recently serving as Director General and Head of Programming. In her most recent role, Roy oversaw production studios across the country, as well as NFB’s distribution, marketing and merchandising units. Canadian Heritage credits Roy, in a release, with helping establish the NFB’s vision and programming goals to reach a...