Thunderbird president Mark Miller steps down amid factual rejig

Highway Thru Hell prodco Thunderbird has reshuffled its senior ranks after Mark Miller stepped down as president of the Canadian group, and from his role as CEO of Great Pacific Media (GPM). Miller will take on a new role within GPM as executive producer, Thunderbird said would “allow him to focus on creative work.” He […]

Thunderbird appoints Discovery exec to head up UK division

Canadian producer-distributor Thunderbird Entertainment Group has launched a UK division – to be helmed by former Discovery commissioning exec Ed Sayer – and has sealed its first production deal in the territory. Sayer, whose commissioning credits at Discovery International include Idris Elba: Fighter, will report into Mark Miller, president of Thunderbird, and will also work closely […]

Thunderbird nabs DHX legal exec

Canada’s Thunderbird has appointed DHX exec Sarah Nathanson as VP of legal and business affairs. Nathanson will be providing legal and business affairs support to both the production crew and the corporate team across the Thunderbird Group. She was director of business and legal affairs at DHX and brings with her more than 12 years […]

Thunderbird ups Twiner McCarron to CEO

Thunderbird Entertainment has appointed Jennifer Twiner McCarron, the chief of its subsidiary Atomic Cartoons, to company CEO. The move is effective immediately. Twiner McCarron joined Atomic as head of production in 2011 and has helped grow the company from 25 to more than 450 artists. She supervised all in-house production, including Beat Bugs (pictured) and the […]

US prodco to adapt Israeli crime drama

Canadian prodco Thunderbird is taking an Israeli-created scripted series from Armoza Formats to North America. Thunderbird has acquired development and local adaptation rights to Street Justice, which has run to three seasons on Channel 10 in Israel, where it has increased the network’s average slot ratings. The one-hour drama format comes from Artza Productions, and […]

Thunderbird buys Canuck compatriot

Canada-based TV and film producer Thunderbird has acquired fellow Canadian firm Great Pacific Media as it pushes into unscripted television. Great Pacific produces shows including Discovery Canada’s Highway Thru Hell (pictured) and the upcoming Airshow and Game of Homes. Thunderbird is best known in TV circles for its Lionsgate Entertainment joint venture Sea To Sky […]