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Ferne Cohen upped to exec director for Banff World TV Fest

Achilles Media has announced new executive appointments within the organization, including the promotion of Ferne Cohen to the dual roles of executive director for the Banff World Television Festival and vice president, entertainment, Achilles Media.
October 1, 2010

Achilles Media has announced new executive appointments within the organization, including the promotion of Ferne Cohen to the dual roles of executive director for the Banff World Television Festival and vice president, entertainment, Achilles Media. Formerly the director of business development, entertainment for Achilles, Cohen succeeds Peter Vamos in the Banff Fest topper role. Vamos left the position he’d held for 18 months in July.
Elsewhere in the organization, Mark Greenspan has been upped from vice president digital media and executive director of nextMEDIA, to chief operating officer, Achilles Media. Also, Jory Groberman has been promoted from director of business development to vice president, business development, Achilles Media and executive director of digital media and innovation. In this new position, Jory will be responsible for nextMEDIA events and programs, as well as the Canadian Innovation Exchange. In addition to the Banff World Television Festival and nextMEDIA, Achilles Media also presents History Makers and the Canadian Innovation Exchange.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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