ABOUT US

 

marblemedia is a leading global entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes compelling TV and interactive digital content for international audiences.  

With newly launched divisions specializing in primetime unscripted and scripted programming complementing its roster of successful kids and family properties, international distribution company Distribution360 and an in-house interactive studio, marblemedia is an expert in delivering winning content that meets the needs of an ever-changing media landscape.  

Founded in 2001 by co-CEOs Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg with a vision of creativity, partnership and innovation, the company has offices in Toronto and London, plus a 50-acre production facility located 90 minutes north of Toronto.  

marblemedia is a member of the Youth Media Alliance, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, WIFT, Interactive Ontario, and the Canadian Media Producers Association. The company also offers regular internship programs in association with local post-secondary academic institutions including Ryerson University and Centennial College.

 

Partners/ Co-Founders

Mark Bishop

CO-CEO/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Matt Hornburg

CO-CEO/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Executive Team

Scripted

Launched in 2016, marblemedia’s new Scripted division is actively working on a full development slate of primetime and kids/family scripted programming for Canada, the US, UK and global markets. Focusing on noisy, character-driven narratives that innovate in a unique way, current projects include serialized dramas, episodic dramas, digital comedies, and single cam kids/family comedies.

Working with best-in-class writers, creators, authors and partners including Karen Walton, Cirque du Soleil, Jennica Harper, Alison Binegman, Matt Houghton, Stephanie Kaliner, Richard Elliott, Emer Connon, Shelley Scarrow, James Hurst, Simon Racioppa, Howard Busgang, and Frank van Keekan, the team will begin production on its first, yet-to-be announced, project in Summer 2017.  >

Kids/Family

A well-known leader in kids and family programming from its beginning, marblemedia knows what a kids world looks like and how to bring that world to life on screen in exciting ways that resonate with audiences.

One of the best in the business at delivering live action, unscripted and competition original formats for young audiences, marblemedia’s creativity and expertise have also led them to the production of award-winning kids scripted content, and made them a go-to partner for broadcasters and partners seeking hit programming for preschool, kid, teen and family audiences.  >

Unscripted

Fuelled by company growth, its strength in production of game and competition programming, and an increasing slate of primetime unscripted development projects, marblemedia launched a new unscripted division in late 2015 to focus on a diverse mix of reality, lifestyle, specialist factual, game shows and original formats.

Currently marblemedia has over 15 projects in active development, working with broadcasters and international format owners at network and cable levels in Canada, the US and abroad. Key creative and talent partners on upcoming programming include recent announcements with Cirque du Soleil, celebrity chef Chuck Hughes and actress Anne-Marie Withenshaw.

The team is actively seeking big, bold ideas, talent and partnerships that present fresh twists, great stories and compelling characters. >

Distribution360

Distribution360, a marblemedia company, is a rapidly growing leader in international distribution and global rights management, representing a robust catalogue of kids and factual programming and digital media content from third-party producers around the world.

Founded in 2010 with a mandate to maximize revenue opportunity across all existing and emerging platforms, D360 has quickly established itself as distribution partner that values strong, collaborative partnerships and generates results. >

 

Interactive

From producing one of the first-ever convergent experiences for mobile phones nominated for Canada’s first Interactive Emmy and being named both Canada’s Transmedia Producer of the Year and New Media Company of the Year, interactive digital media has always been an integral part of marblemedia’s commitment to creativity and innovation, and a driving factor behind company’s continued success in the global entertainment industry.

marblemedia Interactive is a fully integrated, in-house team that develops, produces and publishes convergent and stand alone interactive products for marblemedia and third-party properties. From mobile and web-based games to educational tools, websites and robust second-screen and cross-platform experiences, content is available across devices and platforms in more than 200 countries worldwide.  >

Production Services

marblemedia offers a full-service approach to creating cross-platform content.  Specializing in television and digital media production, distribution, we customize service packages to suit client needs, and offer a variety of options including: consulting, co-development, co-production financing, distribution licensing, interactive digital media production and more. marblemedia also owns a production facility that is available for rent.

Digital Media Services –  offering digital media production services to other producers, by an experienced team of production professionals including programmers, developers, producers, videographers, video editors, graphic designers, writers and project managers.

Executive Producer Services – catering to independent content creators, marblemedia can provide financing and creative support for producers. marblemedia partners Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg, along with their Executive Team, oversee creative development and financing for both television and interactive domestic productions, in addition to international co-productions.

 

marblemedia Ranch –  A 50-acre production facility located 90 minutes north of Toronto (located near Shelburne, Ontario) that can qualify for Ontario Regional Tax Credits.

  • 100 amp. Disconnects
  • 100 kms from Downtown Toronto
  • Castle set and outdoor “challenge” areas for competition series
  • 2 Barns which can be used for Art Department and Construction
  • Modern house for use as film location or production office with phone system
  • Flexible on-site locales: wilderness and natural marsh
  • Ample on-site parking

Amazement Parks Inc.

Amazement Parks Inc (formerly marbleLIVE) is a team reimagining the theme park experience and leading the development of a next-generation indoor/outdoor water based park being for the Greater Toronto Area. The innovative 140,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility will operate year round, setting the scene for 365 days of fun-filled activities for families, friends and corporate groups. With 90,000 sq. ft indoor, 50,000 sq. ft outdoor and a retractable roof, the complex will feature wave pools, waterslides (body, tandem and family), lazy rivers, splash pads, activity pools, a sandy beach, arcade, cabanas, party rooms, retail nodes, quality restaurants and live events.

Cutting edge digital media and technology applications throughout the park are being developed by marblemedia Interactive. To learn more about the project, visit: marblelive.com