Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

August 05, 2008 15:02 ET

Canadian Heritage: Appointment to Telefilm Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2008) - The Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced the appointment of Marlie Oden as a member of the board of Telefilm Canada.

"Ms. Oden's expertise, as well as her dedication and interest in the arts, will be a welcome addition to Telefilm's board," said Minister Verner.

Ms. Oden is currently working as a Managing Partner at Bridge Communications which offers a wide range of services, including strategic planning, marketing, public relations, and training and development. Her previous professional experience includes marketing and advertising for such organizations as the B.C. Film Commission, Eaton's and Tourism British Columbia

As an active member in her community, Ms. Oden sits on the boards of a number of organizations, including BC Borstal, the Stanley Theatre Society, and Theatresports.

As a cultural investor in cinema, television, multimedia, and music, Telefilm Canada is primarily concerned with the funding of original, diverse, and high-quality productions that reflect Canada's linguistic duality and cultural diversity. Telefilm Canada also works to ensure the broadest possible dissemination of Canadian productions at home and abroad and seeks to be a leading promoter of a Canadian audiovisual industry of international calibre. For more information, please visit

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Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and
    Status of Women and Minister for La Francophonie
    Kassandra Albert
    Press Secretary