National Film Board of Canada Appoints Claude Joli-Coeur as New Chair

The National Film Board of Canada appointed Claude Joli-Coeur as its new chair and government film commissioner, announced Shelly Glover, minister of Canadian heritage and official languages, on Tuesday.

Joli-Coeur’s specialties in entertainment law and international co-production make him an obvious choice for the position. He has been instrumental in many international co-production endeavors between Canada and countries including France, the U.K. and Germany.

Joli-Coeur had been serving as the interim government film commissioner and chair for the NFB since the first of the year, having previously held the position from December 2006 to June 2007. He joined the board in October 2003 as the director of business affairs and legal services, also serving as the secretary to the board of trustees. He held the position of assistant commissioner sinc June 2007.

Joli-Coeur’s term will last five years.

Canada’s NFB creates content with the aim of providing the world with a uniquely Canadian perspective, including documentaries, animation, drama and digital content.

More Film

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hits $230 Million at International Box Office

    The National Film Board of Canada appointed Claude Joli-Coeur as its new chair and government film commissioner, announced Shelly Glover, minister of Canadian heritage and official languages, on Tuesday. Joli-Coeur’s specialties in entertainment law and international co-production make him an obvious choice for the position. He has been instrumental in many international co-production endeavors between […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi..Captain Phasma

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Soars to $220 Million Opening Weekend

    The National Film Board of Canada appointed Claude Joli-Coeur as its new chair and government film commissioner, announced Shelly Glover, minister of Canadian heritage and official languages, on Tuesday. Joli-Coeur’s specialties in entertainment law and international co-production make him an obvious choice for the position. He has been instrumental in many international co-production endeavors between […]

  • Les Arcs Film Festival

    Les Arcs European Film Festival's Industry Village Kicks Off with Strong Roster

    The National Film Board of Canada appointed Claude Joli-Coeur as its new chair and government film commissioner, announced Shelly Glover, minister of Canadian heritage and official languages, on Tuesday. Joli-Coeur’s specialties in entertainment law and international co-production make him an obvious choice for the position. He has been instrumental in many international co-production endeavors between […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets to $215 Million Opening Weekend

    The National Film Board of Canada appointed Claude Joli-Coeur as its new chair and government film commissioner, announced Shelly Glover, minister of Canadian heritage and official languages, on Tuesday. Joli-Coeur’s specialties in entertainment law and international co-production make him an obvious choice for the position. He has been instrumental in many international co-production endeavors between […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Sets Up Scramble for

    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    The National Film Board of Canada appointed Claude Joli-Coeur as its new chair and government film commissioner, announced Shelly Glover, minister of Canadian heritage and official languages, on Tuesday. Joli-Coeur’s specialties in entertainment law and international co-production make him an obvious choice for the position. He has been instrumental in many international co-production endeavors between […]

  • Anita Hill

    Anita Hill Chairs Hollywood Anti-Sexual Harassment Commission Formed by Top Execs

    The National Film Board of Canada appointed Claude Joli-Coeur as its new chair and government film commissioner, announced Shelly Glover, minister of Canadian heritage and official languages, on Tuesday. Joli-Coeur’s specialties in entertainment law and international co-production make him an obvious choice for the position. He has been instrumental in many international co-production endeavors between […]

  • Warren Beatty

    Arnon Milchan Sues Warren Beatty Over 'Rules Don't Apply' Flop

    The National Film Board of Canada appointed Claude Joli-Coeur as its new chair and government film commissioner, announced Shelly Glover, minister of Canadian heritage and official languages, on Tuesday. Joli-Coeur’s specialties in entertainment law and international co-production make him an obvious choice for the position. He has been instrumental in many international co-production endeavors between […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content