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NFB hires EP for Pacific and Yukon Centre

The National Film Board of Canada has named waydowntown producer Shirley Vercruysse as its executive producer for the Vancouver-based Pacific and Yukon Centre.
February 3, 2014

The National Film Board of Canada has named Shirley Vercruysse as its executive producer for the Vancouver-based Pacific and Yukon Centre.

Vercruysse, who will start February 10, has worked in independent production for 14 years. Previously, she served as a partner in Burns Films, where she produced Gary Burns’ waydowntown and NFB coproduction Radiant City.

“Shirley Vercruysse joins the NFB at a time when we are engaged in reinventing how we work and create, as part of a bold new strategic plan that calls for the NFB to connect more profoundly with Canadians and their communities, to create works of social impact that help to put Canada at the forefront of global media innovation,” said Ravida Din, director general of the NFB’s English program, in a statement.

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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