Michael Hefferon

Rainmaker buys Frederator, EH to form WOW!

Canada’s Rainmaker Entertainment has acquired kids companies Frederator Networks and Ezrin Hirsh Entertainment, paying a total of C$22.2 million (US$16.2 million) to create a combined company. Once the ‘arms-length’ mergers are complete, the combined Rainmaker, Frederator and EH will become WOW! Unlimited Media. This Toronto-based firm will have a newly formed board and a reorganised […]

Little rejoins Rainmaker Entertainment

Gregory R. Little is rejoining Canadian animation studio Rainmaker as senior VP, content. Little was at ReBoot producer Rainmaker, which has a dedicated TV division called Mainframe, between 2005 and 2009. He then took a development role at The Gotham Group, before joining Brown Bag Films to head up its US office. For the past […]

Rainmaker names Mainframe production chief

Canadian animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted Kylie Ellis to vice president, production at its TV division, Mainframe Entertainment. The newly-created position means Ellis will work on Mainframe’s original content and service work productions, reporting to Rainmaker’s senior VP, production and operations Kim Dent Wilder. She currently oversees Rainmaker’s 104x10mins episodes of Hit Entertainment’s Bob […]

Canada’s Rainmaker hires Michael Hefferon as president

Canadian animation producer Rainmaker Entertainment has hired former Bardel Entertainment executive Michael Hefferon as president. The move will see Hefferon also become executive producer at the company, which is currently producing Escape From Planet Earth with The Weinstein Company. He will work with Craig Graham, chairman and chief executive of the CGI animation production studio, […]