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Telefilm Canada Installs New Executive Director


Christa Dickenson has become the new executive director at Telefilm Canada for a term of five years, effective July 30, 2018.

Dickenson will be charged with helping to promote Canada’s audiovisual industry. She currently serves as the president and CEO of Interactive Ontario. Prior to taking on those titles at the organization, Dickenson was executive director from 2014 to 2017. Before being hired by Interactive Ontario, she was employed by Rogers Communications, CPAC and CTV.

The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, stated: “The Canadian identity spans all forms of art, including the films developed and produced here by our creators. As the new executive director of Telefilm Canada, Ms. Dickenson will help Canada’s talent shine at home and around the world. I am confident that her valuable experience will help strengthen our audiovisual industry so more audiences can hear and see our stories.”

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