‘Vi­sion­ary’ arts ex­ec­u­tive has died

Waterloo Region Record - - Arts & Life -

Fran­cois Macerola, a “vi­sion­ary” arts ex­ec­u­tive who was a cham­pion for Cana­dian cin­ema and headed ma­jor cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions in­clud­ing Tele­film Canada, has died. “To­day, with the death of Mr. Fran­cois Macerola, Canada’s cul­tural mi­lieu lost a long­stand­ing ally and leader who pos­sessed a unique vi­sion and an in­nate gift for com­mu­ni­ca­tions,” Christa Dick­en­son, Tele­film’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, said Thurs­day in a state­ment.

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