Friday, May 18, 2007

Perlmutter to Head National Film Board

Starting June 11, Tom Perlmutter will head the National Film Board of Canada.

Perlmutter spent the past six years as director general of the English program at the NFB.

During his tenure, the NFB garnered its first Emmy nomination, four Oscar nominations and two Oscar wins, for the animated shorts "Ryan" and "The Danish Poet".

Prior to joining the NFB, Perlmutter was the head of documentaries at Barna-Alper Prods., also creating/producing the award-winning series "The Turning Points of History" and the miniseries "The Sexual Century".