Manitoba Film & Sound Announces New Manager of Sound Recording Programs

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Manitoba Film & Sound announces that Barbara Sedun is the new Manager of Sound Recording Programs for the provincial agency, leaving her position as the VP, Creative for EMI Music Publishing in Toronto as Kevin Walters passes the torch to take on new challenges as the Executive Director of Homecoming 2010.

Walters, who had been with Manitoba Film & Sound for 11 years, has been an active member of Winnipeg’s music and events community having chaired the Winnipeg Juno Host Committee in 2005. "The past 11 years have been the most rewarding of my career and while I look forward to new challenges, I know that the sound program at Manitoba Film & Sound will be in good hands with the appointment of Barbara as my successor," says Walters.

“We wish Kevin the best of luck in his future endeavours,” says Carole Vivier, CEO and Film Commissioner for Manitoba Film & Sound. “Kevin did an outstanding job as Manager of the Sound Recording Programs. The 2010 Manitoba Homecoming will be as successful in Kevin’s very capable hands as was his chairing the Juno Host Committee.

“It is really great to have Barb join the Manitoba Film & Sound team. Her wealth of experience in the sound recording industry at both the national and international level, along with her dynamic personality, makes her a perfect fit for this position.”

Sedun was with EMI for nearly 18 years working to help develop the careers of bands including Moist, Sum 41 and Billy Talent. She sits on the board for the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and has participated in several CARAS Music Advisory Committees, including co-chairing the Songwriting Committee for the Juno Awards for the last few years.

“I am thrilled to be joining Carole's team,” says Sedun. “I've watched her and Kevin in action for years and I really respect what they have accomplished on many different levels. I’m looking forward to sharing the knowledge and experiences I’ve gathered over many years in the music industry with Manitoba musicians. Perhaps due to the fact that I was born in Winnipeg, I feel a special affinity for Manitoba and have gone out of my way over the last few years to help several Manitoba artists establish their careers. I look forward to that being my fulltime focus.”

Barbara Sedun will begin at Manitoba Film & Sound in mid-December.

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