Magazine article Screen International

André Picard Earns NFB Stripes

Magazine article Screen International

André Picard Earns NFB Stripes

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Picard will start work on July 13 and brings 35 years of national and international experience in strategic planning, production, financing and technological development in audiovisual arts.

He served as director general of the NFB's French Program from 2002-04 and held senior roles at the Just For Laughs Group.

Career highlights include tenure as vp of film and executive producer at Imax Corporation from 1989-1992 and senior roles at Hexagram - Institute For Research/Creation In Media Arts And Technologies.

"Our industry is constantly evolving and our success depends on our ability to change and evolve," said government film commissioner and NFB chairperson Claude Joli-Coeur on Wednesday.

"Throughout its history as a public producer, the NFB has always succeeded in reinventing itself to stay engaging and relevant. André Picard possesses the leadership and experience to continue that change with our teams as well as with creators.

"With more than 35 years of national and international experience in numerous sectors linked to creation, production and distribution, André brings with him solid and diversified expertise that will enable us to measure up to the ambitions we have set for ourselves. …

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