GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister
of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the
reappointment of Carolle Brabant as Executive Director of Telefilm
Canada for a term of three years.
"I am very pleased to have a person of Carolle Brabant's calibre leading
Telefilm Canada," said Minister Moore. "Her expertise, vision, and
leadership in the audiovisual industry have been rightfully applauded
on numerous occasions, both in Canada and abroad."
Ms. Brabant was first appointed as Executive Director of Telefilm Canada
for a three-year term on March 15, 2010. As a veteran of Telefilm
Canada's senior management for more than 20 years, Ms. Brabant has
headed up its finance, information technology, human resources, and
Carolle Brabant is the recipient of a number of awards, including most
recently the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada (Sun Life Financial
Arts & Communications Award); the Prix des femmes d'affaires du Québec
(in the Executive or Professional, Public or Parapublic Organization
category); and the 2012 Canadian Women in Communications Leadership
Excellence Award (in the Trailblazer Category). In 2011, she was
recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as one of "13 Female Power-Players Who Rule the World."
Ms. Brabant holds a Master of Business Administration from the École des
hautes études commerciales in Montréal and a Bachelor of Accounting
degree from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.
As the federal cultural agency devoted to the development and promotion
of the Canadian audiovisual 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. Telefilm Canada also works to ensure the broadest
possible dissemination of Canadian productions at home and abroad, and
seeks to be a leading promoter of a Canadian audiovisual industry of
international calibre. Telefilm Canada administers co-production
agreements on behalf of the government that enable Canadian producers
and their foreign counterparts to pool their creative, artistic,
technical, and financial resources.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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