Pier 21 Films

‘Letterkenny’ producer New Metric hires Bell Media duo for comedy push

Canadian Letterkenny producer New Metric Media has appointed former Bell Media exec Jeff Hersh as its first COO and fellow Bell alum Bill Lundy as SVP of comedy as part of a restructure to turn the firm into a comedy-focused entertainment studio. The reorganisation comes as New Metric seeks to meet a growing demand for […]

‘Beaverton’ producer Pier 21 hires CBC exec Karen Tsang, ups Bill Lundy

Toronto-based indie Pier 21 Films, the prodco behind Comedy Network series The Beaverton, has appointed former CBC exec Karen Tsang as VP of development and promoted Bill Lundy to SVP of development. Reporting to COO Nicole Butler, both Tsang and Lundy will collaborate on Pier 21 Films’ slate of development projects and expand the company’s reach […]

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, […]