Great Pacific Media

News round-up: Paramount+ reports “most successful” week; ESNA & Aarón Sánchez partner for scripted show’; Great Pacific preps science series

Paramount+ reports “most successful” week ViacomCBS has claimed that its streaming service Paramount+ has experienced its “most successful week ever” after it added more than one million new subscribers. The company said that this was a new record for total signups since its rebranding from CBS All Access, and that it had also hit new […]

Wapanatahk Media launches in Canada, with focus on Indigenous storytelling

Wapanatahk Media, a new production company based in Canada’s British Columbia, has launched, with a focus on producing and developing content focused on authentic Indigenous characters and stories. The company, which was launched in partnership with Thunderbird Entertainment’s factual and scripted label Great Pacific Media, also aims to provide employment opportunities for BIPOC creators in […]

Thunderbird president Mark Miller steps down amid factual rejig

Highway Thru Hell prodco Thunderbird has reshuffled its senior ranks after Mark Miller stepped down as president of the Canadian group, and from his role as CEO of Great Pacific Media (GPM). Miller will take on a new role within GPM as executive producer, Thunderbird said would “allow him to focus on creative work.” He […]

Thunderbird’s Great Pacific moves into drama with Wernher Von Braun

Great Pacific Media, the factual division of Thunderbird Entertainment Group, is in development on its first scripted project – a premium drama series about Nazi scientist Wernher Von Braun and his role in the US space program. Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War is based on Canadian author Michael J. Neufeld’s biography of […]

‘High Arctic Haulers’ prodco Great Pacific ups Way and McKernan

David Way has been promoted to the role of president at Thunderbird-owned Canadian factual prodco Great Pacific Media, following the departure of Blair Reekie. Way, who joined the company in 2015 as creative director, before rising to SVP, will now be responsible for overseeing all IP development and original content production at the company, as […]

Thunderbird appoints Lindsay Macadam for real-life drama push

Highway Thru Hell and Heavy Rescue: 401 producer Thunderbird Entertainment Group has appointed scripted executive Lindsay Macadam to a new role overseeing the company’s push into real-life drama. She becomes head of scripted development at Thunderbird’s factual division, Great Pacific Media, and will focus on the development of scripted TV and feature film projects that […]

Thunderbird rejigs as Gamble switches role

Canada-based production group Thunderbird Entertainment has a new interim CEO and co-presidents following a rejig. Executive chairman Ivan Fecan has taken on the post, with former chief executive Tim Gamble becoming vice chairman. Fecan is a former president and CEO of CTV Globemedia, which was the company formed after Bell Canada Enterprises bought Canadian commercial […]

Thunderbird buys Canuck compatriot

Canada-based TV and film producer Thunderbird has acquired fellow Canadian firm Great Pacific Media as it pushes into unscripted television. Great Pacific produces shows including Discovery Canada’s Highway Thru Hell (pictured) and the upcoming Airshow and Game of Homes. Thunderbird is best known in TV circles for its Lionsgate Entertainment joint venture Sea To Sky […]