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Telefilm Canada welcomes Wayne Clarkson as Executive Director

Telefilm Canada is pleased to welcome Wayne Clarkson as its new Executive Director.

His appointment has been warmly greeted by the industry and the media, with such accolades as "the Wayne Gretzky of Canadian cinema" (Canadian Business), "a passionate cinephile and cultural nationalist" (Toronto Star), "well liked and respected" (Variety) and "a breath of fresh air" (Le Devoir).

Prior to joining Telefilm Canada, he was the Executive Director of the Canadian Film Centre since 1991. Wayne Clarkson also previously served as the founding Chair and CEO of the Ontario Film Development Corporation (now the Ontario Media Development Corporation) and as the first Executive Director of the Toronto International Film Festival.