Cindy Witten Exits National Film Board of Canada

10:21 AM PST 07/11/2012 by Etan Vlessing

The head of English-language production at the public filmmaker is leaving after four years in the post to "take on new challenges in the digital sphere."

TORONTO - The National Film Board of Canada is losing Cindy Witten as head of English-language production after four years in the post.

Witten, who created the publicly-funded filmmaker’s first digital studio, is leaving to “take on new challenges in the digital sphere,” the NFB said in a statement.

She joined the NFB in 2008 after serving as vp of content at History Television, the domestic cable channel, to become director general, English program.

She replaced Tom Perlmutter, who earlier was promoted by the NFB to be its chair and government film commissioner.

“I have had a brilliant team and been privileged to work with many of the most talented artists, filmmakers, programmers/designers in the country,” Witten said in a statement Wednesday.

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