Margaret O’Brien

eOne sales down but Peppa props up profits

Entertainment One (eOne) has seen its half-year revenues dip slightly, but evergreen kids series Peppa Pig drove group profits up as it continues to build scale. London-listed eOne posted unaudited revenues of £395.7 million (US$523.7 million), which was down 1% from £401 million in the same period the year before. However, underlying EBITDA was up […]

eOne finds O’Brien replacement for Canada

Toronto-based Entertainment One has found a president for its Canadian television operation in the shape of Corus Kids executive Jocelyn Hamilton. Effective September 8, Hamilton will take on the post previously held by Margaret O’Brien, who was promoted to a corporate strategy role in December last year. Hamilton will lead the day-to-day running of eOne […]

eOne seeks Canuck chief after upping O’Brien

Entertainment One is seeking a Canadian television chief after previous incumbent Margaret O’Brien was promoted to a new corporate development role. O’Brien has been named executive VP, corporate development, a role that will see her oversee M&A across the eOne group, which comprises film and TV assets. She joined eOne in 2008 when the company […]

eOne buys Canuck factual firm Paperny for $27m

Entertainment One has landed Timber Kings producer Paperny Entertainment in a deal worth C$29.2 million (US$27.2 million). Vancouver-based unscripted Paperny is best known for shows like HGTV’s Timber Kings, Discovery Channel Canada’s Cold Water Cowboys and Chopped Canada for Food Network. eOne is paying approximately C$14.5 million in cash and issuing 2,571,803 common shares to […]

Pier 21 sales deal a stroll for eOne

North American studio Entertainment One has signed a first-look deal with veteran producer Laszlo Barna’s Canadian company Pier 21 Films. The deal covers Pier 21’s entire slate of scripted and unscripted programmes and lasts for two years. Toronto- and LA-based eOne has recently scored similar agreements with Canadian firms such as Amaze Film and Television, […]