Noreen Halpern’s Halfire hires Hope

Halfire Entertainment, the prodco set up by Entertainment One’s former drama boss Noreen Halpern, has recruited Julie Hope as its COO.

Hope, a chartered accountant, joins the Toronto-based company from Insight Productions, where she was CFO. Insight is the Canadian indie that makes Amazing Race Canada and Big Brother Canada.

She starts at Halfire at the end of the month and will oversee day to day operations.

Halpern left eOne to set up Halfire in late 2012. The company has formed a joint venture with Marc Graboff’s Core Media in the US and is currently developing ten-part drama Billy The Kid for Fox and Highway to Heaven for A&E.