Trevor Walton to take on new role
VANCOUVER, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - CBC announced today that Sally Catto has
been appointed Executive Director, Commissioned and Scripted
Programming. Reporting to Kirstine Stewart, Executive Vice-President,
CBC English Services, Catto assumes responsibility for drama, comedy,
children's and documentary programming. Her initial focus will be on
the reorganization of the department to streamline the administration
and management, and to update it ensuring resources are focused on
"We're thrilled Sally's coming home to CBC; she's one of the country's
most well respected broadcast executives. Sally's ability to nurture
creative potential at its earliest stages, her ongoing commitment to
Canadian producers and productions and her track record of successes
will make CBC's already strong commissioned and scripted programming
even stronger," said Kirstine Stewart, Executive Vice President-CBC
Catto, in her former role at CBC as Executive Director, Arts &
Entertainment, was instrumental in the success of The Republic of
Doyle, Being Erica and Heartland. Most recently, she held the position
of Executive Vice-President, Cineflix Studios.
Sally's appointment will allow her team to continue to build strong
relationships within the independent production community. "I'm
delighted to be working with the tremendous talent both within the CBC
and across the country. CBC's ability to tell the kinds of
high-quality, engaging, and above-all Canadian stories that audiences
expect from us makes this position all the more appealing," said Catto.
Catto will return to CBC on June 18th and be based in Vancouver.
Recently CBC also added expanded coverage of CBC News Now out of
Vancouver hosted by Ian Hanomansing.
"It's important given the wide reach across Canada of the CBC that our
activities be represented in communities outside of Toronto to
complement those which are here," said Kirstine Stewart.
Trevor Walton will become the Head of Co-Productions, effective
immediately. This new role plays to Trevor's strengths, leverages his
experience and will complement the new structure.
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Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio,
television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in
the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer
diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight
Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences.
In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians
and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of
SOURCE CBC Communications
For further information:
Head of Media Relations, CBC English Services