Telefilm Canada hasappointed senior executive Ralph Holt to the position of national head ofEnglish-language feature film. Holt, a 17-year veteran of the agency, most ofthat serving as director for the Atlantic Region. Holt will relocate toToronto, effective immediately.

'I am verypleased that Ralph has decided to take on the challenges of English-languagefeature film full time and make the move to Toronto,' said Wayne Clarkson,who moves to Montreal to take up his post of executive director for Telefilm onJanuary 17. 'Ralph has a broad range of experience within the film andtelevision industry, and has established solid relationships with theaudiovisual community from coast to coast. I have no doubt that he will helpTelefilm be a catalyst for talent, and foster the next slate of Canadiansuccess stories."

In 1999 Holt was therecipient of the CBC Television Pioneer Award for Outstanding Achievement. Theprize, presented annually at the Atlantic Film Festival, recognizes outstandingcontributions to the film and television sector in Atlantic Canada.