Jean-Claude Mahé appointed Interim Executive Director of Telefilm Canada

Montréal, March 28, 2018 – As announced by the Honourable Minister Joly, Jean-Claude Mahé, Director, Public and Government Affairs has been appointed Interim Executive Director of Telefilm Canada.

 “Throughout his career, M. Mahé has been a passionate and dedicated advocate of Canada’s cultural industries,” said Mr. Grant Machum, Interim Chair of the Board, Telefilm Canada. “He was behind a number of initiatives that positioned Telefilm as an invaluable partner in the audiovisual industry, including screenings of Canadian films on Parliament Hill, and the Talent Fund, a private fund with the aim of increasing private investment in emerging talent through our Talent to Watch Program.”

In 2016, Mr. Mahé received the Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division) from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

The process to name the next Executive Director, led by the Federal Government, is currently underway.