Longtime Canadian film industry veteran Julie Roy has been appointed as executive director and CEO of the federal financing and promotional organization Telefilm Canada.
This looks like great news for Canada’s animation community. Roy is an animation producer with more than 50 credits on her resume. She previously served as head of the National Film Board (NFB) of Canada’s French Animation Studio and as interim head of the NFB’s English Animation Studio. She has been the director general and programming chief officer of creation, distribution, and marketing at the Film Board since 2020, and is currently a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.