Francois Macerola named new SODEC chief

Quebec provincial government's film financing arm

TORONTO -- Former Canadian film czar Francois Macerola has been tapped by the Quebec provincial government to head up its film financing arm.

Macerola, a former executive director of Telefilm Canada, the federal government's film financier, from 1995 to 2001, will head up the Quebec counterpart, Societe des entreprises culturelles (SODEC).

Macerola will leave his senior executive post at Cirque du Soleil in Montreal to take up the SODEC post.
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