Telefilm Canada announces the names of the 2009 TVA-HEC Film and Television
Management Program bursary recipients

MONTREAL, Oct. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce the names of the five recipients of a $3,200 bursary for the TVA-HEC Film and Television Management Program, which runs from November 18 to 25, 2009. The Telefilm Canada bursaries, which cover most of the program's fees, are being awarded for a sixth consecutive year in partnership with HEC-Montréal's Executive Education Program. The TVA-HEC Program is aimed at professionals occupying current or future management roles in the television, film and new media sectors.

"We are delighted to support this training program in television and film management. This program offers managers working for private-sector production and distribution companies the opportunity to improve their general business skills, which will ultimately help them better ensure that their projects are profitable and effective," said Melanie Hartley, Telefilm Canada's Regional Director for Business Development - Quebec Region. "Providing managers with access to specialized training is another way that Telefilm fulfils its mandate to support the development of Canada's audiovisual industry."

Bursary recipients for 2009:

    
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      Participant                        Company
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      Caroline R. Maria                  Cinemaria
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      Kenny Brown                        Pimiento Dev.
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      Louise Girard                      Productions Nova Media
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      Marie-Eve Fortin                   Productions Marie Brissette
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      Michael Solomon                    Band With Pictures
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The bursaries are intended for professionals from Quebec as well as for Francophones outside Quebec. For further information about the eligible participants and about eligible production companies, please visit Telefilm Canada's website at www.telefilm.gc.ca.

Developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry

Telefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated to developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry. Telefilm provides financial support to the private sector to create distinctively Canadian productions that appeal to domestic and international audiences. The Corporation also administers the funding programs of the Canada Feature Film Fund, the Canadian Television Fund and the Canada New Media Fund. Visit www.telefilm.gc.ca.

SOURCE Telefilm Canada

For further information: For further information: Eva Hartling, Senior advisor, External communications, Telefilm Canada, (514) 283-0838, ext. 2090, 1-800-567-0890, hartlie@telefilm.gc.ca


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