The Canadian Film Centre has named former Oscar Award-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis as the organization’s new chair of film programs, the CFC announced on Monday. Perhaps best known as the screenwriter of popular Hollywood films including Million Dollar Baby, Crash, and the James Bond films Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, Haggis also spent more than 20 years as a television writer and producer. He was also the creator of the briefly popular Canadian hit drama, Due South, as well as the long-running American action-drama: Walker, Texas Ranger. As the CFC’s new chair of film programs, Haggis will oversee the organization’s development programs for Canadian filmmakers, including the Cineplex Entertainment and Short Dramatic Film programs. He will also deliver one master class a year, and help promote the organization, its programs and their participants on the international stage, the CFC said in a release. "This is a very exciting chapter for the CFC, we are so fortunate to have an accomplished and gifted storyteller such as Paul lend us his expertise," Norman Jewison, the CFC’s founder, said in the release. "His insights and passion for the art of filmmaking will hopefully inspire our young filmmakers and help to give their ideas and stories a greater reach."