Government of Canada Announces Appointment to Telefilm Canada

OTTAWA, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the reappointment of Michel Roy as Chairperson of Telefilm Canada for a term of five years.

"I am pleased to announce that Mr. Roy has agreed to continue to serve with distinction as Chairperson of Telefilm Canada," said Minister Moore. "His extensive experience in public administration and his proven leadership skills will continue to benefit the Board and Telefilm. His commitment to the film industry and his vast knowledge of arts will continue to be an invaluable asset to the organization."

Mr. Roy was first appointed as Chairperson of Telefilm Canada on October 12, 2007, for a five-year term. He was previously a management consultant in the private sector, prior to which he had worked in the Quebec Public Service since 1970. The positions he held included Deputy Minister of Tourism, Deputy Minister of Communications and the Quebec government's delegate in Chicago. Mr. Roy holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from the Université du Québec.

"Under Mr. Roy's leadership, Telefilm is modernizing its operations and helping the Canadian industry to face the challenges of the future," added Minister Moore.

As the federal cultural agency devoted to the development and promotion of the Canadian audio-visual industry, Telefilm Canada is primarily concerned with the funding of original, diverse, and high-quality productions that reflect Canada's linguistic duality and cultural diversity. For more information, visit the corporation's website at www.telefilm.gc.ca.


SOURCE: Canadian Heritage

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