Toronto, Canada (May 29, 2014) – Award-winning content creator marblemedia has appointed former Momentum Entertainment Group development executive, Roberto Alcantara, to the newly created role of Vice President, Primetime Scripted Development. The added role will support marblemedia’s ongoing expansion in the primetime development genre.
Reporting to Co-CEO and Executive Producer Matt Hornburg and working out of Los Angeles, Alcantara will execute marblemedia’s strategy of expanding its presence in the primetime-scripted arena. Alcantara will oversee the company’s primetime slate of projects, establish key creative relationships with writers and showrunners as well as continue to grow the company’s profile in Los Angeles with U.S. buyers.
“The addition of Alcantara is a true testament of marblemedia’s growth and investment in the primetime genre,” said Co-CEO and Executive Producer Matt Hornburg. “Alcantara’s strong relationships with both reputable writers and emerging talent, as well as the trust he holds with many of our U.S. partners, will prove to be a tremendous asset in shaping our scripted slate.”
With almost a decade of experience, Alcantara has a vast understanding of the television industry working on the production and development sides of the business. In his previous role at Momentum Entertainment Group, he worked on the company’s scripted drama, comedy and digital development slate, cultivated relationships with writers, agents and network executives as well as developed and packaged their series Full Circle. His background also includes roles at Ostar Enterprises and CAA.
Miklos Perlus, who is responsible for creating, sourcing and developing innovative multi-platform content for television and digital media, has led the success of marblemedia’s kids slate during his six year tenure with the company, including Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong!, Splatalot and Hi Opie! with The Jim Henson Company. In his newly created role as Vice President, Kids and Family, Perlus will continue to focus on the development of marblemedia’s award-winning kids and family content as the company continues its expansion for both domestic series and international co-productions.
Alcantara and Perlus will be joining marblemedia at the Banff World Media Festival where they will be actively looking for new development opportunities.
marblemedia develops, produces and distributes engaging multiplatform entertainment experiences for audiences around the world. With nearly 200 hours of programming distributed in more than 200 territories, marblemedia has been honoured by Playback with the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award and named Transmedia Producer of the Year (2011) by Playback, marble has won a Canadian Screen Award, 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. The company was co-founded by Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg in 2001. Experience marblemedia atwww.marblemedia.com.
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