The Canadian Television Fund yesterday announced its board of directors of the new Canada Media Fund. The seven independent directors include five nominated by the Canadian Coalition for Cultural Expression (CCCE), which includes cable and direct-to-home satellite companies, and two nominated by the Department of Canadian Heritage. The 2009-2010 directors are: Canadian Heritage nominees: Cheryl Barker, president, MTS: Barker, a chartered accountant, previously served as chair and president and CEO of Bell Intrigna Inc. and financial policy analyst for the Manitoba’s Department of Finance. Eileen Sarkar, adjunct research professor, University of Ottawa’s Centre on Governance: Sarkar worked for three decades with the federal government, including as ADM of citizenship and heritage and ADM of arts and heritage for the Department of Canadian Heritage. CCCE nominees: Alison Clayton, independent TV and film consultant. Her career has included serving as GM of the Biography Channel, VP programming for The Movie Network, Moviepix, and The Family Channel, and senior film policy analyst for the former federal Department of Communications. Guy Fournier, author, playwright, story editor, film producer, and screenwriter. Fournier was a founding member and president of the Institut québécois du cinéma and served as national VP of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Ronald Osborne, chair, Sun Life Financial Inc. A chartered accountant, Osborne was previously president/CEO of Ontario Power Generation Inc., Ontario Hydro, Bell Canada, and Maclean Hunter. Louis Roquet (chair), president/COO of Desjardins Capital de risque. Previously, he was president and GM of the Société des alcools du Québec and Investissement Québec, and he was secretary general of the City of Montréal and GM of the Montréal Urban Community. The seventh director will be named at a later date.