Thunderbird Entertainment

Thunderbird board members exit in deal with shareholders Voss Capital

Canada’s Thunderbird Entertainment Group has entered into a “cooperation agreement” with its largest shareholder, Voss Capital, as a result of the their souring relationship. Last year, the US investment raised concerns over the firm’s “strategic direction” and pushed for Thunderbird to nominate a new board of directors. At the time it said it was “disappointed […]

Thunderbird hits out at Voss Capital for ‘misleading claims’ as battle over company grows

Canada’s Thunderbird Entertainment Group has hit out at “false and misleading claims” that stakeholder Voss Capital has the support of fellow investor Frank Giustra, as the battle over the company’s future grows. Houston investment fund Voss last year took a 10.5% stake in Vancouver-based Thunderbird, which houses Heavy Rescue: 401 prodco Great Pacific Media and […]

Thunderbird appoints Kidscreen alum as director of distribution sales

Canada’s Thunderbird Entertainment Group has appointed Kidscreen alum Nelson Huynh as director of distribution sales. In this newly created role, he will license Thunderbird’s animated and live-action kids series from Atomic Cartoons and primetime scripted series from Thunderbird to broadcasters, streamers and other media outlets with a focus on EMEA, Latin America and Asia. Reporting […]

Great Pacific Media appoints EVP, bolsters executive team

Canadian unscripted prodco Great Pacific Media (GPM) has bolstered its leadership team with several executive promotions. Lindsey Macadam has been upped to EVP at the Thunderbird Entertainment factual arm, having previously served as SVP of content and business development. Reporting to GPM President David Way, Macadam will be now take lead on business development and […]

Atomic Cartoons hires former Disney exec to head up development

Atomic Cartoons, the kids & family division of Canada’s Thunderbird Entertainment Group, has appointed former Disney exec Kitty Walsh as its new executive director of development. Reporting to the VPs of Atomic Originals, Aaron Behl and Kristin Cummings, Walsh will head up development across all kids and family demographics. She and her team will source […]

Great Pacific Media strikes factual & kids pact with Sean Connolly’s Original Content Lab

Great Pacific Media, the Canadian factual and scripted label owned by Thunderbird Entertainment, has inked an exclusive multi-year partnership with former Sphere Media producer Sean Connolly’s new outfit Original Content Lab. The agreement will see Connolly’s Toronto-based firm developing unscripted primetime and children’s series for the global market, that Great Pacific Media will produce. The […]

News round-up: FilmRise strikes FAST deal for ‘Kim’s Convenience’; Rive Gauche takes Cosby doc global

FilmRise strikes FAST deal for ‘Kim’s Convenience’ US-based TV and film studio and streaming network FilmRise has acquired multi-territory FAST ad-supported digital linear rights to Canadian comedy series Kim’s Convenience. The deal struck with Thunderbird Entertainment gives FilmRise rights to all five seasons of the series, which it will show across its existing FAST channels […]

Thunderbird promotes Sarah Nathanson to COO; co-founder Cameron White departs

Canada’s Thunderbird Entertainment Group has promoted Sarah Nathanson to the position of COO and corporate secretary, with co-founder, Cameron White, also exiting the company. The move comes as part of Highway Thru Hell prodco Thunderbird’s efforts to consolidate its senior leadership team as the company expands in both Canada and the US. In her new role […]

Thunderbird Entertainment hires Goldsmith to helm new global distribution division

Canadian prodco Thunderbird Entertainment has launched a new global distribution and consumer products division to be headed up by Cyber Group Studios alum Richard Goldsmith. The new division is part of Thunderbird’s push to acquire and develop its growing stable of owned IP, while providing service to external partners such as Netflix and Disney. In addition […]