News Round 2

(Via PRNewswire) A cable exec has been named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women. Louise St-Pierre, President and CEO of Cogeco Cable, was announced as a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner today. Ms. St-Pierre oversees the second largest cable operator in Ontario and Québec (in terms of the number of basic cable service customers served).

(Via WireService.ca) Whistler Film Festival is going to celebrate its 15th anniversary by showcasing the stories of 15 of its 1,695 alumni who are attending the festival with films or on juries. They include Brian D. Johnson (Al Purdy Was Here), Carl Bessai (No Clue), Peter Harvey (Pretend We’re Kissing), and a dozen others with a long list of impressive credits.

A selection of Canadian short films will screen at the ninth Experimenta film festival in Bengaluru, India, The New Indian Express reports. It’s entitled Atmospheric Pressures – Short Films from CFMDC (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre) and is curated by Lauren Howes, Executive Director of the Centre.

Atom Egoyan is visiting Winnipeg today, writes Randall King of The Winnipeg Free Press, to discuss the Armenian genocide at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. It’s a grim topic, but one that fits with the mood of the current times.

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