Industry Advisory – Staff Appointments

Montreal, October 9, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is delighted to announce three new staff appointments:  Brigitte Monneau has been appointed to the role of Director, International Business Development; Dominique Lapierre has been promoted to the position of Director, Television French Market and Julie Blondin has been appointed to the position of Deputy Director Business Affairs (Quebec Region & French outside Quebec).

Brigitte Monneau’s mandate will focus on developing the international business development plan focussed on strengthening co-production relations with priority countries and developing new international business opportunities for the Canadian production sector. Brigitte joined Telefilm Canada in 2001 and became Director of Coproduction in 2004.

Ms. Lapierre joined Telefilm in 2002 and in her new role will be an integral part of the Television Business Unit, where she has been since 2006.  Dominique’s key function will be to manage, plan and implement policies to help the business unit operate efficiently and effectively.

Ms. Blondin’s focus will be to help further refine the processes and policies in Business Affairs.  Having worked as Legal Counsel within Telefilm’s legal department since 2002, Julie is well-versed in the inner workings of policy.

All three appointments are effective immediately and reside in the Montreal (Head) office of Telefilm Canada.