Claydon to head CBC docu unit


TORONTO -- The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. on Wednesday promoted Michael Claydon to head of its independent documentary unit. He replaces longtime programmer Jerry McIntosh, whom the company said is "leaving to pursue other endeavors."

Claydon will serve as executive producer of independent documentaries at the CBC, Canada's public broadcaster and a key commissioner of homegrown documentaries.

Claydon was most recently senior producer of "Life and Times," a biopic documentary strand at the CBC, while working as a senior producer on "Hockey: A People's History," a 10-part series chronicling Canada's national pastime.