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DOC ‘cautiously optimistic’ about new CMF board

The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) has announced it is pleased with the nominations of new Canada Media Fund (CMF) board members. DOC feels the nomination suggest the Department of Canadian Heritage is taking the issue of board member independence seriously. Still, DOC remains concerned about the eligibility of in-house productions from broadcasters for CMF funding and continues to request clarity as to the Fund's support of the doc genre.
June 11, 2009

The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) has announced it is pleased with the nominations of new Canada Media Fund (CMF) board members. DOC feels the nomination suggest the Department of Canadian Heritage is taking the issue of board member independence seriously. Still, DOC remains concerned about the eligibility of in-house productions from broadcasters for CMF funding and continues to request clarity as to the Fund’s support of the doc genre.

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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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