Matt Hornburg


Canuck firms prep Goonies-inspired drama

Canadian producers Marblemedia and Omnifilm Entertainment have partnered to create a scripted series that Toronto-based Distribution360 will sell internationally. The Odyssey is billed as a “fun and suspenseful adventure with a tone reminiscent of the classic adventure comedy The Goonies”. Showrunners Simon Racioppa and Richard Elliott (Fangbone), who are currently creating an original one-hour pilot […]

State of the industry: Canadian kids TV

Digital disruption and an end to regulatory protection has some in the Canadian kids business worried, but while content providers have one less broadcaster to pitch following the sell-off of Astral Media’s assets, they are optimistic that the same new platforms threatening traditional TV will provide them with greater global reach. Mark Dillon reports. The […]

Sean Connolly joins Canadian producer

Canadian executive Sean Connolly is joining Marblemedia as VP, primetime unscripted development. Reporting to co-CEO and executive producer Matt Hornburg, Connolly joins as part of an ongoing push into primetime programming at the Canadian production firm. Connolly is former exec at Our House Media, Red Apple Entertainment and Proper Television. He is also behind CBC […]

Canada’s Marblemedia fills new roles

Canadian indie producer Marblemedia has created two programming new roles. It has brought on Roberto Alcantara (left) to fill one of the positions and he will be VP, primetime scripted development. Alcantara joins from Momentum Entertainment Group and will oversee Marblemedia’s slate of scripted programming. Based in LA he will report to company co-CEO Matt […]

Ex-FremantleMedia exec Renae Garcia resurfaces at Marblemedia

Canadian kids producer Marblemedia has hired Renae Garcia as its director of development and acquisitions in the US. The company is based in Toronto and also has an LA office, where Garcia will be based. Reporting to Marblemedia boss Matt Hornburg, Garcia will head up the firm’s development and acquisition activities in the US. “As […]