September 2, 2021 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has announced that Annette Clarke is stepping down as Executive Producer of the NFB’s Quebec and Atlantic Studiov.

A veteran Newfoundland producer, Annette will remain with the studio to complete her ongoing projects before retiring from the NFB at the end of March, 2022.

John Christou, Director of Production & Operations for the NFB English Program, has been named Interim Executive Producer, effective September 24, 2021.

“It was with great emotion that we learned of Annette Clarke’s plans to retire. For 27 years, Annette has devoted herself with passion, generosity and great humanity to her various roles at the NFB. Throughout her career, whether as a Marketing Manager, Producer or Executive Producer, she has admirably embodied the values of the NFB and has been much appreciated by her team and collaborators. I’m delighted that Annette will continue to work as a producer until March 31, so we’ll have the pleasure of having her with us for a few more months!” said Julie Roy, Director General of Creation and Innovation at the NFB.

Annette first joined the NFB in 1987 in St. John’s, and in 1989 moved to Montreal to work with Studio D, where she also began her producing career. She was later named National Manager for women’s marketing in English Canada before leaving the NFB in 1997 to return to Newfoundland, where she created Ruby Line Productions. Annette returned to the NFB in 2003.

As a producer and executive producer with the NFB, she has been a tireless champion of films by women and great storytelling from across Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

– 30 –

Stay Connected

Online Screening Room: NFB.ca
NFB Facebook | NFB Twitter | NFB Instagram | NFB Blog | NFB YouTube | NFB Vimeo
Curator’s perspective | Director’s notes

About the NFB

 



Source link

Author: Editor
Editor represents multiple online news sites, including STL.News, RSSNews.Press and more. We believe that our "direct source news" concept helps provide accurate information to the public without bias. We want to help improve technology so the news is presented as it was intended to be.