Claude Galipeau has been promoted from managing director of CBC.ca to executive director of CBC New Media - English. Four business owners have been nominated for a Grand Prix de l’Entrepreneur du Québec sponsored by Ernst & Young in the media and entertainment category. The nominees are Rémi Racine of Artificial Mind & Movement Inc., Mel Hoppenhiem of Mel’s Cité du cinéma, Scéno Plus Inc.’s Patrick Bergé, and Tony Mastronardi with Touchtunes Music Corp. The award winner will be announced in this and other categories on October16 in Montreal. The Fasken Martineau law firm has appointed three new partners in its technology & intellectual property group. Marek Nitoslawski was called to the bar in 1984 and has argued cases before most major courts, as well as the CRTC and Copyright Board. Jean-Philippe Mikus, a lawyer since 1995, has written extensively on Internet issues. Christian Leblanc, a specialist in media and defamation law, was called to the bar in 1992. All three attorneys will practise out of the firm’s Montreal office. Blast Radius has added to its ranks with the hire of Ian Lee as general manager and VP of client development. Before joining Blast, Lee was VP of sales (Canada) for Sage Information Consultants Inc. He takes over in the shoes of Brett Turner, who has been promoted to executive VP of client development. A new board of governors has been elected for the International Institute of Telecommunications (IIT). Chairing the board will be Michael Sabia, president/CEO of BCE Inc. He will work with Charam Boluri, Hubert de Pesquidoux, Lionel Hurtubise, Louis Lagassé, Germain Lamonde, Charles Sirois and Paul Tsaparis. The IIT is an academic and industrial training centre founded by a group of Quebec telecom leaders in 1999. Margaret Craig has resigned as president/CEO of Leitch Technology, with Stan Kabala appointed to the role on an interim basis. Further, Salil Munjal, who has been serving the company as VP, corporate development, has been appointed to the newly created COO position. A media release announcing the changes says Craig’s resignation was on amicable terms. Kabala has been a director of the company since 1996. The same media release notes, "Mr. Kabala views this interim role as just that, and will not be a candidate for the permanent position." A search by the board of directors to replace Craig is now underway. The National Film Board has appointed a nine-person advisory board to give advice on shaping the agency’s strategic plan. The group is made up of Christiane Charette, host and producer of Christiane en direct; Richard Laferrière, chair and CEO of FRV Media Inc.; Victor Loewy, CEO of Alliance Atlantis Motion Picture Distribution Group; Rosemarie Landry, associate professor of music at the Université de Montréal; Louise Maffet, executive director of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society; Trina McQueen, consultant and broadcaster; Fo Niemi, executive director of the Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations; Phyllis Yaffe, CEO of Alliance Atlantis Broadcast Group; and David Zussman, president of the Public Policy Forum in Ottawa.