Darcy MacNeil is the new director of Social & Digital Lifestyle for Corus Entertainment. MacNeil was previously director of content for Mindshare and UM Worldwide. She has also worked with Bell Media as a producer and showrunner on After Degrassi, among other MTV offerings.
Paul Ouellette and Glory Prezkop of the Q99 (CIKT-FM) Grande Prairie morning show are calling it quits with their last show Nov. 15. Ouellette and his wife are relocating to Vancouver Island, while Prezkop has taken a communications position with Accredited Supportive Living Services (ASLS). Ouellette has been with the station for a decade, while Prezkop joined the morning show five years ago after a stint with 660 News (CFFR-AM) Calgary.
Salimah Shivji has joined CBC’s Parliament Hill bureau. Shivji has been with the public broadcaster since 2005, most of that time as a bilingual reporter in Montreal. For the last year and a half she’s been covering arts and entertainment for the network, based in Toronto.
iPolitics has laid off five staff, while hiring new editor Marco Vigliotti, a former digital editor and reporter with The Hill Times. The changes come less than a month after the Ottawa-based online publication’s $1.4 million acquisition by Torstar. Among those affected by the layoffs were editor Peter Robb, reporters Anna Desmarais and Kathryn May, columnist Michael Harris, and photographer Matthew Usherwood.
Ash Kelly is leaving CBC Vancouver to take on morning reporter duties at News 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver. Kelly has been with CBC Vancouver since late 2015 as an associate current affairs producer working on programs including On The Coast, BC Almanac and Early Edition. She’s also been a reporter and research assistant with Discourse Media.
David Kelleher has joined eOne as SVP of production and operations of alternative programming for television, based in Los Angeles. Prior to joining eOne in July, Kelleher was with T Group for nine years, where he was most recently EVP of production and operations. Will Erb has also been promoted to VP of production of alternative programming for television. Prior to joining eOne in Sept. 2017, Erb was a freelance production exec at 3 Ball Entertainment and Michael Levitt Productions.
The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has announced a newly-elected 2018-19 board of directors. AIMS Board Chair Michael Cronk (Grass Valley), Deputy Chair Steve Reynolds (Imagine Communications), CFO Andreas Hilmer (Lawo), and board member Andy Warman (Harmonic) were re-elected to their positions, joined by new board member Larissa Görner (Net Insight). AIMS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to education, awareness, and promotion of industry standards for the transmission of video, audio, and ancillary information over IP infrastructure, as well as products based on those standards.
Helen Murphy will succeed ole Media Management co-founder Robert Ott as the rights management company’s CEO. Ott, who sold his stake in the Toronto-based firm earlier this year, will continue to serve as an advisor. The company, which has offices in the U.S., UK and Canada, owns a catalogue of more than 55,000 songs and 60,000 hours of film and TV music. Murphy is the founder of International Media Services, Inc. and was previously EVP and CFO of Warner Music Group.
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