Jamie Brown

‘War Of The Worlds’ exec producer Jamie Brown launches drama prodco

War Of The Worlds exec producer Jamie Brown has launched a global-facing drama prodco. The new outfit, Grand River Productions, is focused on development and will cater to both film and TV markets, with talent packaging, financing and distribution capabilities in place. The Canadian-born producer most recently served as an EP on Mammoth Screen’s historical […]

How can Canada’s golden age of comedy go global?

Jamie Brown, CEO of Baroness von Sketch Show producer Frantic Films, says more broad-appeal experimentation is required across Canadian comedies to make them more appealing to international distributors.  The late, great Jack Lemmon once quipped: “It’s hard enough to write a good drama, it’s much harder to write a good comedy.” I think many would add that […]

Frantic, marblemedia ride Canada’s Highway

Canadian prodocs Frantic Films and marblemedia have signed first-look deals with an entertainment subsidiary of a Toronto-based global advertising company. The deals with Omincom Media Group-owned Highway Entertainment will allow the producers to develop bespoke programming and branded content for broadcasters and digital platforms. Nineteen-year-old Highway’s business model is centred on funding Omnicom-affiliated producers in […]

Frantic appoints NBC alumna for scripted role

Canadian indie Frantic Films has hired ex-NBC and CBS producer Brenda Greenberg as its executive VP, scripted development. Greenberg is best known for working on series such as Being Erica, The Best Years and Side Effects. She began her career at NBC and also worked on CBS series As the World Turns. Toronto- and Winnipeg-based […]