Canadian Heritage has chosen two new board members to act as government representatives at TV5 Québec Canada. Patrick Clune is the owner of Digital Cut Post-Production, a video post-production facility for the film and broadcast industries. He has directed a number of projects, including Passe-partout, a well-known program for children on Télé-Québec, and Octo-giciel, a computer learning program. He has also led important production projects for Just for Laughs and Cirque du Soleil and has worked with TVA, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, advertising agencies, and documentary filmmakers. The government also reappointed to the TV5 board Marie-Linda Lord, a professor in the information-communication program and chair in Acadian studies at the Université de Moncton. The announcements were made at last week's Conference of Ministers Responsible for TV5, which also agreed on a new TV5 Charter that recognizes the independence of TV5MONDE as a multilateral networks and allow for increased and more equitable funding from the partner governments. The charter also provides for a gradual increase over the next few years in the number and range of TVMONDE broadcasts from the Francophonie and strengthens the links between TV5MONDE and TV5 Québec Canada, the TV5 network's two operators. Canada has committed to increase its support for TV5 by $25 million over five years.