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Realscreen appoints Carrie Gillis as associate publisher

Gillis joins the brand following stints with realscreen sister publication Strategy, award-winning weekly The Grid and sales executive positions with CBC and Télé Images International.
August 26, 2015

Realscreen has appointed Carrie Gillis, most recently the associate publisher for award-winning, Toronto-based weekly The Grid, as its associate publisher.

Gillis also served as associate publisher for realscreen sister publication Strategy, where she worked with current realscreen VP and publisher Claire Macdonald, and also brings television sales experience to the table, via her turn as a senior sales executive for CBC International Sales and as a sales exec for Télé Images International.

“I’m fortunate to have worked closely with Carrie earlier in my career, and know that she will excel in this role,” said Macdonald in a statement. “She has a strong focus on client solutions and a keen eye for growth opportunities. I look forward to working with her as we continue to evolve the realscreen brand.”

Gillis joins realscreen following the departure of previous associate publisher Melissa Giddens, who joined music marketing agency Jingle Punks as director of Canadian business development in July.

Gillis will be part of the realscreen team attending Realscreen London from September 30-October 1, and MIPCOM in Cannes in October.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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