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Coty Savard appointed producer at the NFB’s North West Studio


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April 24, 2019 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

David Christensen, Executive Producer of the NFB’s North West Studio, is proud to announce that Coty Savard has been appointed Producer at the Edmonton-based production unit.

Ms. Savard has produced and directed work for CBC Short Docs and CBC Arts, worked as associate producer with Mosaic Entertainment, and has been associate producer at the North West Studio since 2018. Her most recent credit is the NFB production Lake, a short film by filmmaker and artist Alexandra Lazarowich, made as part of Five Feminist Minutes 2019. Other credits include Peace River Rising and The Things We Taught Our Daughters, which received the Spirit of FAVA Award in 2016 from the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta. She has been a key contributor to the Amiskwaciy History Series, a grassroots video initiative that aims to enhance awareness of Alberta’s Indigenous history.

“Our studio has benefited enormously from Coty’s invaluable experience and insight,” said Christensen, “and we’re very fortunate to have her join our team and the NFB English Program as a full-time permanent producer.” Coty Savard is Cree/Métis from Amiskwaciy Waskahikan (Edmonton).


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