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Proper hires former CBC factual production head

Toronto-based prodco Proper Television has added former CBC factual production head Cathie James as creative director. At Proper, James will be responsible for securing rest-of-the-world financing for an expanded programming slate. In her time at the CBC, James headed up programs such as Dragon's Den, Battle of the Blades and How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? She has also worked as an indie producer, a production executive at Alliance Atlantis Communications and head of development at Red Apple Entertainment, now Frantic Films.
January 21, 2010

Toronto-based prodco Proper Television has added former CBC factual production head Cathie James as creative director. At Proper, James will be responsible for securing rest-of-the-world financing for an expanded programming slate. In her time at the CBC, James headed up programs such as Dragon’s Den, Battle of the Blades and How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? She has also worked as an indie producer, a production executive at Alliance Atlantis Communications and head of development at Red Apple Entertainment, now Frantic Films.

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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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