Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

December 02, 2014 15:30 ET

Government of Canada Announces Appointment to the National Film Board of Canada

Claude Joli-Coeur appointed as new Government Film Commissioner and Chair

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 2, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Claude Joli-Coeur as Government Film Commissioner and Chair of the National Film Board (NFB) for a term of five years, effective November 27, 2014.

Quick Facts

  • Mr. Joli-Coeur has been Interim Government Film Commissioner and Chair of the NFB since January 1, 2014. He previously held this position from December 2006 to June 2007.
  • Mr. Joli-Coeur joined the NFB in October 2003 as Director, Business Affairs and Legal Services, and Secretary to the Board of Trustees. He has been Assistant Commissioner of the NFB since June 2007.
  • A specialist in entertainment law and international co-production, Mr. Joli-Coeur has participated in numerous international co-production commissions between Canada and European countries such as France, the United Kingdom and Germany.
  • As a film producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates social-issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama, and digital content that provide Canada and the world with a unique Canadian perspective.

Quotes

"I am delighted to announce that Mr. Joli-Coeur is the new Government Film Commissioner and Chair of the National Film Board of Canada. It is a great asset to have a person of Mr. Joli-Coeur's calibre leading this organization. With his expertise, proven leadership and numerous contributions during his last 11 years at the National Film Board, he will continue to be highly valuable to the organization."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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