Great Pacific Media

Great Pacific Media appoints EVP, bolsters executive team

Canadian unscripted prodco Great Pacific Media (GPM) has bolstered its leadership team with several executive promotions. Lindsey Macadam has been upped to EVP at the Thunderbird Entertainment factual arm, having previously served as SVP of content and business development. Reporting to GPM President David Way, Macadam will be now take lead on business development and […]

Great Pacific Media strikes factual & kids pact with Sean Connolly’s Original Content Lab

Great Pacific Media, the Canadian factual and scripted label owned by Thunderbird Entertainment, has inked an exclusive multi-year partnership with former Sphere Media producer Sean Connolly’s new outfit Original Content Lab. The agreement will see Connolly’s Toronto-based firm developing unscripted primetime and children’s series for the global market, that Great Pacific Media will produce. The […]

News round-up: Hulu & Amazon bite into ‘Reginald The Vampire’; HBO preps Jodie Comer drama; Rai orders political thriller

Hulu & Amazon bite into ‘Reginald The Vampire’ Disney-owned streamer Hulu and Amazon Prime Video have acquired comedy-drama Reginald The Vampire, following a deal with Cineflix Rights, which has also picked up the series for global distribution. Hulu has acquired second-window US rights to the series, which is produced by Thunderbird’s Great Pacific Media with […]

Thunderbird Entertainment CCO Matthew Berkowitz promoted to president

Canada’s Thunderbird Entertainment Group has promoted Matthew Berkowitz to the role of president, which he will now hold alongside his current position as CCO of both the company and its kids and family division, Atomic Cartoons. In his newly expanded role, LA-based Berkowitz will oversee IP development, production, distribution and acquisition across all Thunderbird Entertainment productions, […]

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 […]