John Barrack Joins marblemedia as Strategic Counsel

March 4, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg, Co-CEOs and Executive Producers of marblemedia, a leading content creation company, are pleased to announce that John Barrack, former Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer of the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) has signed on as Strategic Counsel for the company effective immediately.

In this newly created role, Barrack will be working closely with marblemedia’s senior management team with a focus on expanding marble’s international sales and distribution arm, co-productions and new business ventures. Barrack holds extensive experience as an entrepreneur and lawyer who brings his expertise as a chief negotiator, dealmaker and trouble shooter to the marblemedia team.

Prior to serving the CMPA as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer from 2009-2012, Barrack acted as Chief Negotiator for the CMPA in its terms of trade, finalizing key deals with all of Canada’s major private English language broadcasters. He also lead all of the CMPA’s negotiations with the talent and technical unions, in Canada’s film, television and interactive media sector.

In 2001, Barrack founded and for ten years co-chaired an international symposium on labour law and copyright issues in the film and television sector, which continues to be held each year during the Cannes Film Festival.

Barrack has served on the Board of Shelternet for abused women, FIAPF; the international producer association, the Canadian Retransmission Collective (CRC) and ISAN Canada.

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marblemedia develops, produces and distributes engaging multiplatform entertainment experiences for audiences around the world. Named Transmedia Producer of the Year (2011) by Playback, marble has won two Gemini Awards, been nominated for an Emmy® Award and was identified as a Next Generation Content Producer (2009) by The Hollywood Reporter. The company owns a 50-acre production ranch and operates a Toronto-based studio, home to 50 staff. With nearly 200 hours of programming distributed in more than 200 territories, notable projects include the award-winning hit preschool series This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung; the award-winning series Taste Buds;Skatoony, North America’s first animated/live-action quiz show; the animated comedy Dating Guy; the teen competition series The Adrenaline Project; the physical game show Splatalot; What’s in a Name, a discovery of the history behind popular household names; and the first multiplatform series in American Sign Language, The company was co-founded by Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg in 2001. Experience marblemedia at


For more information, please contact:

Molly Ray | Manager of Communications, marblemedia | 416.646.2711 ext. 232 | or @marblemedia

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