Nat Abraham

Breakthrough opens New York office

Canada-based producer and distributor Breakthrough Entertainment has opened up an office in New York. Beth Fraikorn has assumed the newly-created position of head of alternative content US and will oversee production and development and relationships with US content companies. She joins Breakthrough from Remarkable Content Group, the packaging and sales agency she founded. “Under Beth’s […]

Craig McGillivray rejoins Breakthrough Entertainment

Craig McGillivray has joined Breakthrough Entertainment as vice president of distribution. McGillivray is returning to Toronto-based producer and distributor Breakthrough, having served stints at DHX Media, as territory manager for Asia, Australia, Latin America, and Canada, and at Carrie Mudd and Neil Court’s Peacock Alley, where he was vice president, distribution. In his first stint […]

Breakthrough acquires film firm Joker

Canadian film and television company Breakthrough Entertainment has acquired North American prodco Joker Films. Joker is a film-focussed producer, sales and packaging company founded by Tim J. Brown. Joker will be incorporated into the Breakthrough fold with Brown becoming executive VP, feature films, and reporting to Breakthrough’s president, distribution, Nat Abraham. Earlier this year, TBI […]

Management buy-in at Breakthrough Entertainment

Nat Abraham and Michael McGuigan (pictured left) have bought into Breakthrough Entertainment, joining founders Ira Levy and Peter Williamson (pictured below) as partners in the producer and distributor. Financial details were not disclosed but president of distribution Abraham and long-service CFO McGuigan, become partners under the new structure having secured financial backing in what they […]

Breakthrough launches Less Than Kind on iTunes

Breakthrough Entertainment has launched Canadian comedy drama series Less Than Kind on the iTunes store in Canada. The show runs to four seasons and Breakthrough has launched the first three on iTunes. It originally aired on City TV from 2008 before transferring to HBO Canada in 2010. It follows a Sheldon Blecher (Jesse Camacho), an […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Hulu’s True Heroines

This series almost certainly represents the first time burlesque dancing, sci-fi and period dramedy have come together on any size or type of screen. True Heroines is a project that began life in the nightclubs of the Canadian west, where the True Heroines burlesque troupe have been performing a risqué routine for years. When their […]

Breakthrough seals pre-NATPE deals

Producer and distributor Breakthrough Entertainment has finalised programming deals with several broadcasters in the Central and Eastern Europe region ahead of the NATPE programming market in Budapest next week. In Poland pay TV operartor Canal+ Cyfrowy has acquired four-part doc The Sacred Balance, based on the eponymous book. Polsat has bought My Really Cool Leg, […]