Rohan Fernando is the new Executive Producer of NFB's Quebec and Atlantic Studio.
Rohan Fernando is the new Executive Producer of NFB's Quebec and Atlantic Studio.

National Film Board names new Executive Producer of Quebec and Atlantic Studio

Rohan Fernando will direct the regional chapter of the NFB from Halifax.

The National Film Board—Canada's public film and digital media producer and distributor—announced today that a new Executive Producer will be helming its Quebec and Atlantic Studio. Rohan Fernando is making Halifax his HQ for the role, helping movies from this region get made—and receive the viewership they deserve.

Prior to his new role as Executive Producer of the Quebec and Atlantic Studio, Fernando directed five films with the NFB and produced two Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards-winning shorts. He's also been serving as interim executive producer since April 2022.

A press release announcing Fernando's appointment adds that "he is currently in development on new projects with an array of exciting East Coast talent that includes Andrea Dorfman and Monique Leblanc, as well as Montreal auteurs Melanie Shatzky and Brian Cassidy."

“As an immigrant to the Atlantic and Quebec regions where I have lived and worked most of my life, it’s an honour to support the incredible talent and important stories coming out of our communities in my new role,” says Fernando in the same release.

It also quotes NFB Director General of Creation and Innovation Julie Roy adding: “I’m delighted that Rohan Fernando is now our new head of Atlantic and Quebec English-language documentary production. He has been instrumental in helping to lead the studio since the retirement of Annette Clarke, and we’re delighted that he has accepted to stay on in this leadership role. Rohan has a collaborative and generous spirit, and will be integral in fostering a creative hub for artists, creators and communities across Quebec and Atlantic Canada."

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Morgan Mullin

Morgan is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she writes about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She’s been with The Coast since 2016.

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