Dominique Chaloult, who headed Radio-Canada’s arts and variety unit from 2004 to 2009, is returning to the public broadcaster as executive director of its main TV network. Her appointment is effective Jan. 6.
Chaloult replaces Louise Lantagne, who left Radio-Canada in October for a role heading up feature film and documentaries with the production company Attraction Images.
Chaloult has been executive director of programming at Quebec’s public educational service, Télé-Québec, since 2012. Louis Laland, EVP of CBC/Radio-Canada’s French services, credited her with revamping the broadcaster’s schedule through the development of a wide range of “distinctive” programming.
Her work with Télé-Québec led to the creation of several highly rated and acclaimed titles, including Les Bobos, Deux homes en or, Un chef à la cabane, SNL Québec and the documentary Nation – Huis clos avec Lucien Bouchard.
She said in a release that her objective is to develop “edgy, varied public-service programming,” in the drama, variety and youth categories.
“With her extensive knowledge of TV production and past experience at Radio-Canada, I’m confident that she’s the ideal person to carry on ICI Radio-Canada Télé’s long tradition of providing compelling, diverse content that fulfills its public service mandate,” said Lalande in a release.
After leaving Radio-Canada, Chaloult also founded her own production company, La boîte de Prod.