Stephen Stohn and Daniel Weinzweig have joined the board of directors at Alliance Atlantis’ Movie Distribution Income Fund. Stohn, an entertainment lawyer, is perhaps best known for his role as executive producer of the popular Degrassi: The Next Generation television franchise as well as the annual Juno Awards. He is a founder partner at Toronto’s Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP legal firm, as well as a director of the Ontario Media Development Corporation and the Canadian Retransmission Collective. At various turns a songwriter and proprietor of one of the first Internet cafes in Toronto, Stohn also serves as counsel for the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and is a member of the Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Association of Canada (SOCAN).
Weinzweig, meanwhile, is a managing partner at Searchlight Recruitment Inc. in Toronto and has more than three decades’ experience in the entertainment industry, most recently serving as senior client partner at another recruitment firm, Korn/Ferry International, working with both North American and UK industries. Prior to that, he was CEO of London-based Mayfair Entertainment International, a film and TV distributor. Weinzweig is also known for his role as founder and president of Norstar Entertainment, a Canadian-based distributor, as well as his part in the creation of the Motion Picture Institute of Canada. He has served on the federal government’s Roth/Raymond Film Industry Task Force and the board of Lions Gate Films, UK Ltd., and is a member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television as well as the advisory board of the British Independent Film Awards.
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