Telefilm Canada has appointed long-time agency executive Johanne St-Arnauld as acting executive director. She takes over from Francois Macerola, whose term ends July 3.The federal film finance agency has seen two other high-profile departures -- chairman Laurier LaPierre and and Peter Katadotis, Director, Canadian Operations. Arnauld's appointment is seen as an interim solution; she is not regarded as a contender for the position of executive director.

Arnauld has worked since 1988 holding positions as Distribution Analyst and Senior Co-production Analyst prior to her appointment as Co-productions Manager at the time the International Relations department was restructured in December 1999. She was named Director - International Relations in March 2000, a position she will continue to hold.