Senior Sales Executive, Toronto
With 12 years of international sales experience, Kirsten brings a wealth of media industry knowledge to her role of Senior Sales Executive at Distribution360. Previously, she served as Director of Sales for factual distributor BuzzTaxi Communications, and has held sales and management positions at Cookie Jar Entertainment, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Decode/DHX Media. As a specialist in program sales, Kirsten has covered a wide range of territories including North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand and Australia. In addition, she has been active in acquiring programming through such markets as AIDC, Kidscreen, MIPCOM, MIPTV and NATPE for distribution to international audiences.
Latin America Sales, Los Angeles
Vivian Miranda has worked in television and media distribution for over 10 years. Most recently, she spent three years at Televix Entertainment where she placed well-known kids programming in Latin America. She also worked for E! Entertainment, where she developed a weekly block called La Hora E! which aired in numerous Latin American territories. The block featured programs from the E! Entertainment library. Earlier in her career, Vivian spent four years at Alliance Atlantis Communications handling sales of its diverse program library to broadcasters throughout Latin America.
Sales Executive, Italy and Spain
Giannina is one of the industry's leading distribution sales executives. Over the past 20 years, she has worked in all areas of distribution with several eminent independent entertainment companies such as Essential Entertainment, Vestron International, Blockbuster Entertainment, Endemol Entertainment, Rysher Entertainment, CCI Entertainment, Guinness World Records, Latido Films, and TeleMunchen Groupe. Focusing on European territories, she has successfully sold international hits such as Sex and the City, Nash Bridges, The Company, El Secreto de Tus Ojos, Flashpoint, Coco Chanel, Joan of Arc and Big Brother. Giannina has a masters from Duke University and a bachelor degree from Wellesley College.
Manager of Communications, Toronto
As Manager of Communications, Molly Ray handles all trade and consumer publicity and marketing initiatives for D360’s television and interactive properties. An award-winning publicist, Molly, has been working for almost a decade engaging audiences in a behind-the-scenes look at Canada’s film and television industry. Through her relationships with well-known writers and media personalities, Molly has helped bring compelling stories to life for thousands of fans hungry for access to the stars of their favourite shows. At Corus Entertainment, Molly oversaw the communications efforts for four television networks as well as Nelvana Studio, a worldwide producer of kids’ programming including well known brands such as Babar. Molly got her start in the entertainment business at Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting where she worked on the Canadian Marketing and Communications initiatives for shows including Trailer Park Boys, Queer as Folkand HBO hit series such as Six Feet Underand Curb Your Enthusiasm. Molly is also the producer of Rewind, a short film picked up by CBC. Known for her sense of fun and adventure as well as her love of travel, fine food, art, design and skiing, Molly lives in Toronto with her husband and son.
Jane Crust is head of D360’s Operations, following over 20 years of industry experience with several pre-eminent distribution companies. Most recently she served as a deliveries and post-production consultant to Alchemy Television, Tele-München, Screendoor and Alliance Films. Jane spent over a decade at Alliance Atlantis Communications as the Director of Distribution Post Production and seven years as a Post Production Supervisor on industry-leading programs. Jane had the pleasure of working closely with the three CSI franchise productions while at Alliance Atlantis, where she oversaw deliveries for international sales across all media.
Paul Christie has over a decade of industry experience working with many of Canada's pre-eminent producers. Prior to taking on the role of Head of Business Development for Distribution360, Paul worked in similar capacities with SEVEN24 Films and marblemedia, where he oversaw strategic business development initiatives. His production experience was gained as a production manager and business affairs analyst at Frantic Films. Paul received a First Class Honors degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance and Marketing from the University of Calgary.
Managing Partner, Toronto
Mark Bishop is a Partner/Executive Producer at marblemedia. He has received international acclaim as an Executive Producer behind the hit TV series and website This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung, which now air in over 90 countries and in 12 languages. His recent executive producer credits include Skatoony,a live-action/animated quiz show adventure for TELETOON geared to tweens; and Taste Buds, an original kids’ food adventure series and website for TVO. Mark serves as Chair of Interactive Ontario, is a board member of the Canadian Media Production Association, and is on the advisory committee for the Ontario Media Development Corporation. Mark lends his time to various universities as a guest lecturer, and acts as a curriculum advisor at Centennial College, OCAD University, and Ryerson University. Among his awards and accolades, Mark was honoured by The Hollywood Reporter as a Next Generation Producer, won the Lions Gate/Maple Pictures Innovative Producer Award and was also recognized as Producer of the Year by the Canadian New Media Awards.
Managing Partner, Toronto
Matt Hornburg is a Partner/Executive Producer at marblemedia. His recent executive producer credits include Splatalot, a medieval-themed outdoor physical game show geared to the tween audience for YTV in Canada, BBC in the UK, and ABC in Australia; and The Dating Guy, a prime time animated comedy series for adults for TELETOON. Matt has also begun production for History Television on Name This, a 13-part documentary series and website that explores the subject of names and naming practices. Matt is an active member of Interactive Ontario, the Youth Media Alliance, the Canadian Media Production Association, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema. Matt has been recognized alongside partner Mark Bishop as Producer of the Year by the Canadian New Media Awards and also won the Lions Gate/Maple Pictures Innovative Producer Award.
Founding Partner, Calgary
Tom Cox is Partner/Executive Producer at SEVEN24 Films. Tom’s career as a film and television producer spans 25 years. Tom has overseen the development and production of numerous feature films, dramatic series, television movies, and documentaries. He has produced and executive produced for the BBC, Global, USA Network, CBC, CTV, Lifetime, and Court TV. His recent executive producer credits include Wild Roses and Heartland for CBC as well as Mayerthorpe for CTV. Tom’s recent co-producing credits include feature film The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford for Warner Bros, and Brokeback Mountain for Focus Features. Tom’s programs have garnered dozens of Canadian and international awards. Tom is currently Chair of the Canadian Media Production Association’s Board of Directors. He sits on the Alberta Film Advisory Council and board of the Alberta Media Production Association.
Founding Partner, Calgary
Jordy Randall is a Partner/Executive Producer at SEVEN24 Films. With over 15 years of industry experience, Jordy is recognized as one of the most prolific producers in Canada. His focus has been on Canadian television series, including North of 60, Tom Stone, Shoebox Zoo, Dinosapien, Heartland and Wild Roses. His recent film and television movie credits inclue Mayerthorpe for CTV, Identity Theft and A Friend of the Family for Lifetime, Chasing Freedom for Court TV, The 12 Days of Christmas Eve for USA Network, Family Sins for CBS, and the feature film Brokeback Mountain for Focus Features. Additional credits include After the Harvest with Sam Shepard for Lifetime and CTV, The Sheldon Kennedy for CTV, and the Gemini Award-winning series North of 60- Jordy has also produced five movies based on the series.