Blue Ant Media-owned Canadian prodco Saloon Media has upped Betty Orr to SVP of production, alongside two new hires to the production team.
Orr, who joined Saloon Media when it launched in 2013, has been promoted from head of production to hew new expanded role, which will see her continue to work closely with managing Ddrector Michael Kot to lead all aspects of Saloon’s production business.
During her tenure with the company, Orr has served as executive producer on shows including Canada’s Drag Race for Crave, Prime Video’s Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer, and T+E’s Hotel Paranormal.
Prior to Saloon, Orr worked with eOne, Cineflix, White Pine Pictures, Decode Entertainment (DHX Media), Jim Henson Productions and CBC.
The new hires include Pam McNair as production executive and Elizabeth St. Philip as senior producer. Both have previously worked with Saloon before, with McNair serving as a producer on projects including Canada’s Drag Race and Ted Bundy: Falling For A Killer. McNair will report to Orr and in her new role will produce factual series for the US and international markets.
St. Philip, who will report to Kot, meanwhile directed and produced the feature documentary 9/11 Kids for Saloon. Previously, she was a senior producer for CTV, where she covered national news for 20 years.
“Betty’s vision and expertise has played an invaluable role in building Saloon’s business since the day our doors opened. We’re thrilled for her to take on this expanded role as we continue to grow our production presence,” said Kot.
“Pam and Elizabeth are best-in-class creatives with whom we have had the opportunity to work on several projects over the past few years, and we are extremely fortunate to now have them bring their talents to our team full-time.”