Claude Joli-Coeur is appointed Government Film Commissioner and Chair of the National Film Board of Canada for a term of five years.
Claude Joli-Coeur has been appointed Government Film Commissioner and Chair of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) for a term of five years, effective November 27, 2014.
“I am delighted to announce that Mr. Joli-Coeur is the new Government Film Commissioner and Chair of the National Film Board of Canada,” Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover said in making the announcement. “It is a great asset to have a person of Mr. Joli-Coeur’s calibre leading this organization. With his expertise, proven leadership and numerous contributions during his last 11 years at the National Film Board, he will continue to be highly valuable to the organization.”
Joli-Coeur has been Interim Government Film Commissioner and Chair of the NFB since January 1, 2014. He previously held this position from December 2006 to June 2007. He joined the NFB in October 2003 as Director, Business Affairs and Legal Services, and Secretary to the Board of Trustees. He has been Assistant Commissioner of the NFB since June 2007.
A specialist in entertainment law and international co-production, Joli-Coeur has participated in numerous international co-production commissions between Canada and European countries such as France, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Source: National Film Board of Canada