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Clarkson to step down in January

Film czar Wayne Clarkson is stepping down as exec director of Telefilm Canada when his five-year term ends in January.

Telefilm is the primary federal cultural agency dedicated to the local audiovisual industry, administering C$390 million ($331 million) in funding to the private sector to create film, TV and new-media content.

Clarkson ran the Toronto Film Festival in the late 1970s, was appointed CEO of the Ontario Film Development Corp. in 1986, then ran Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Center before taking Telefilm’s top job.

Telefilm has started the search for his replacement.

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