Denise Arab appointed Director, Communications, at Telefilm Canada

Montréal, April 23, 2008 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Denise Arab to the position of Director, Communications, effective May 25.

Ms. Arab has worked for fifteen years at the Business Development Bank of Canada, where she presently holds the position of Director, Public Relations and Employee Communications at the Montréal office. She has also worked at Canada Post.

“On behalf of all of us at Telefilm I am very pleased to welcome Ms. Arab to her new position as Director of Communications and look forward to her participation on the Executive Management Committee” said Wayne Clarkson, the Corporation’s Executive Director. “Her expertise in management and communications and her extensive national and regional experience will be definite assets in carrying out our corporate plan.”

Originally from Halifax, Denise Arab holds a B.A. in Arts from Dalhousie University and a B.A. in Journalism from King’s College.

In the course of her career, she has successfully taken on communications-related responsibilities in areas including media relations, internal communications, issue management, government relations and event planning.

Steve Flanagan will stay on as Interim Director, Communications until Ms. Arab assumes her duties.

Developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry

Telefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated to developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry. Telefilm provides financial support to the private sector to create distinctively Canadian productions that appeal to domestic and international audiences. The Corporation also administers the funding programs of the Canadian Feature Film Fund, the Canadian Television Fund and the Canada New Media Fund.

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Media enquiries:
Alejandra Sosa, Communications Officer and Press Attaché
(416) 973-6436, #2505 or 1-800-463-4607, sosaa@telefilm.gc  

Renseignements pour les médias :
Mélanie Larente , agente des communications et attachée de presse
514-283-0838 # 2014 ou 1-800-567-0890, larentm@telefilm.ca