CFTPA names Anne Trueman as new Director of Communications - Former journalist to head up communications operations for film and television producers association

    OTTAWA, Aug. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Film and Television Production
Association (CFTPA) today announced that Anne Trueman, a former senior editor
and producer for various national news organizations and media relations
specialist, will assume a new role as the CFTPA's Director of Communications
and Media. The appointment is effective August 11, 2008.
    "We are very pleased to welcome Anne Trueman to the CFTPA," said CFTPA
president Guy Mayson. "Anne's tremendous skills and diverse experience as a
producer and editor, senior government staffer, and communications specialist
will serve our organization and its members extremely well."
    Ms. Trueman's background in media includes roles as managing editor of
the Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC), deputy managing editor of The Ottawa
Citizen and senior news editor of the Citizen and Global Television in Ottawa,
as well as senior producer at CTV Newsnet. Among many other successes, at CTV
she was integral to creating and launching the program now known as "Mike
Duffy Live." As a journalist and editor, she has reported on and orchestrated
coverage of major Canadian events such as the Meech Lake agreement
negotiations and various national political conventions and elections. She has
also served as Director of Communications to the Minister of Justice and
Attorney General of Canada. Most recently, Ms. Trueman was National Media
Relations Manager for Canadian Blood Services.
    "Anne's previous work means that she brings both media industry and
government perspectives to her new role; not only that, but she also has
relevant experience in developing documentaries and video productions for
public and private sector organizations," said Mr. Mayson. "We very much look
forward to benefiting from her expertise."

    The CFTPA is a non-profit trade organization that works on behalf of
almost 400 companies engaged in the production and distribution of
English-language television programs, feature films, and interactive media
products in all regions of Canada. The CFTPA promotes the general interests of
members provincially, federally, and internationally; negotiates and manages
labour agreements with guilds and unions; administers copyright collectives;
trains new industry entrants through several national internship programs; and
undertakes a number of other specific initiatives that help increase awareness
and enhance communication within the Canadian and international production
communities. The independent production sector directly or indirectly employs
more than 61,000 people in communities across Canada.

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