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Changes to the NFB French Program’s Documentary Studio: Colette Loumède steps down from her role as Executive Producer to devote herself to production.


July 30, 2018 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

Michèle Bélanger, Executive Director of the NFB’s French Program, has announced changes to the program’s Documentary Studio.

Colette Loumède, currently the studio’s Executive Producer, has elected to step down from this position and dedicate herself to producing works for the studio instead.

Nathalie Cloutier, who currently holds the position of Producer, will become Interim Executive Producer, effective August 20. She’ll serve in that capacity until the executive producer position is filled.

Ms. Loumède has produced or co-produced some 50 films during her 15 years at the NFB. Many of the films she’s worked on have won prestigious awards and screened at major festivals in Canada and around the world.


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