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Hot Docs hires former CBC exec Heather Conway as executive director/co-president

Hot Docs hires former CBC exec Heather Conway as executive director/co-president
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The Hot Docs board of directors has announced Conway as the Toronto-based organization’s new executive director and co-president.

She’ll replace former Hot Docs executive director Brett Hendrie, who left in March.

Hot Docs says Conway will oversee the strategic leadership and management of the annual festival, industry programs and other special year-round initiatives.

The other co-president is Chris McDonald, who oversees the direction of Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Hot Docs at Home VOD platform and other select funding programs and projects.

A publicist representing Hot Docs says McDonald and Hendrie always acted as co-heads. The co-president title for McDonald and Conway “reflects how the two roles have been functioning.”
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