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Marla Boltman to head up Friends

Media | 02/02/2022 12:19 pm EST

Friends, formerly known as Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, announced Wednesday that Marla Boltman has been appointed as executive director and spokesperson, replacing Daniel Bernhard.  Bernhard left the organization shortly after the 2021 election. “With the imminent arrival of key pieces of legislation, Boltman will serve as a powerful advocate for Canadian voices at a critical time for the country’s cultural media policy,” Friends wrote in its press release.  Boltman will continue to engage Ottawa on...

CBC and Netflix to co-produce miniseries

Media | 06/21/2016 7:32 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada is teaming up with Netflix Inc. and Halfire Entertainment to produce a miniseries based on a Margaret Atwood book. Production will begin in Ontario in August, the broadcaster said in a press release Tuesday. CBC will broadcast the six-hour show, called Alias Grace, in Canada, while Netflix will carry it outside the country, it added....