Feb. 8, 2013
/CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the reappointment of
as Executive Director of Telefilm Canada for a term of three years.
"I am very pleased to have a person of
calibre leading Telefilm Canada," said Minister Moore. "Her expertise, vision, and leadership in the audiovisual industry have been rightfully applauded on numerous occasions, both in
Ms. Brabant was first appointed as Executive Director of Telefilm Canada for a three-year term on
March 15, 2010
. As a veteran of Telefilm Canada's senior management for more than 20 years, Ms. Brabant has headed up its finance, information technology, human resources, and administration sectors.
is the recipient of a number of awards, including most recently the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in
(Sun Life Financial Arts & Communications Award); the Prix des femmes d'affaires du Québec (in the Executive or Professional, Public or Parapublic Organization category); and the 2012 Canadian Women in Communications Leadership Excellence Award (in the Trailblazer Category). In 2011, she was recognized by
The Hollywood Reporter
as one of "13 Female Power-Players Who Rule the World."
Ms. Brabant holds a Master of Business Administration from the École des hautes études commerciales in Montréal and a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the Université du Québec à
As the federal cultural agency devoted to the development and promotion of the Canadian audiovisual industry,
is primarily concerned with the funding of original, diverse, and high-quality productions that reflect
linguistic duality and cultural diversity. Telefilm
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. Telefilm
administers co-production agreements on behalf of the government that enable Canadian producers and their foreign counterparts to pool their creative, artistic, technical, and financial resources.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage