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Tecca Crosby to head up new Canwest training programs

People | 03/19/2008 12:22 pm EDT

Well known TV executive Tecca Crosby has been named director of the  Canwest Emerging Writers Program and the Canwest Showrunner Training Program, which will both launch at the 29th Banff World Television Festival in June.  Currently an independent production executive, Crosby began her career as an assistant to the editor, head researcher and associate editor at Saturday Night magazine. She then moved to the Ontario Film Development Corp. as senior development officer and eventually executive coordinator before working as a freelance production consultant from 1995 to 1998. In 1998 Crosby joined CTV as director of dramatic programming, supervising the development slate for original Canadian drama. "We are thrilled that someone of Tecca’s calibre will be at the helm of these programs," says Jennifer Harkness, executive director, BANFF. "The knowledge she brings will enrich the experience for participants, providing incredible access to some of the top creative minds in television today." Both of the new programs are intended to enhance, nurture and encourage writers and producers to grow the television series business in Canada. For more information and to download an application form for the programs, visit http://www.banff2008.com/.

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