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ACCT names new CEO

People | 06/25/2007 7:33 pm EDT

Following a two-month search, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has appointed Sara Morton as CEO, effective July 3. Morton brings more than 15 years of public and private sector film and television experience to the position. She most recently worked for Bell ExpressVu, where she provided business, financial, and strategic leadership for the acquisition of film and television content for Bell's various distribution platforms. Prior to her time with Bell, Morton worked as an independent consultant to some of Canada's broadcasters, including Global Television and Bell Globemedia. Her experience in the public sector stems from her time as the director, tax credits and, eventually, COO at the Ontario Film Development Corporation. Morton began her career as an entertainment and media lawyer with a Bay Street law firm. She is replacing Maria Topolovich, who resigned as CEO of ACCT in April after holding the position for more than 25 years.

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