Friday, October 19, 2007


There are some new faces in place following the recent restructuring at Corus Entertainment -- which has replaced ousted YTV commissioning editor Bonita Siegel with Jocelyn Hamilton, the newly minted VP of content for Corus Kids Television.

Hamilton, previously VP of creative development, will now supervise content for Treehouse, YTV and Discovery Kids Canada as well as Nelvana Studios, says Corus. Hamilton will report to Scott Dyer, EVP of Corus Kids.

David Wiebe now fills the newly created job of director of content at YTV. He previously served as the Nelvana Studios development exec for Teletoon. Meanwhile, Jamie Piekarz is in the new position of director of content for Treehouse and Discovery Kids Canada. Piekarz leaves her role as exec producer for Treehouse.

These new positions are meant to "provide a single entry point for content for our broadcast brands," according to a Corus spokesperson.

John Rooney will continue as director of programming, YTV; Brenda Nietupski is still director of programming, Treehouse and Discovery Kids Canada; and Amy Sutton will continue as manager, acquisitions and administration.

Last month Corus cut 53 jobs -- including those of Siegel and MC exec Shelley Gillen -- and closed its Movie Central office in Vancouver.

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