May 22, 2013 (Toronto, Canada) – Award-winning content creator marblemedia has expanded its U.S. presence with the hiring of Los Angeles based development executive Renae Garcia as Director, U.S. Development and Acquisitions. Renae will report directly to Co-CEO and Executive Producer, Matt Hornburg, who currently shares his time between the company’s head office in Toronto and Los Angeles.
“As our development slate broadens into the prime-time scripted space, expanding our presence in L.A. is a natural next step,” said Matt Hornburg, Co-CEO and Executive Producer, marblemedia. “Renae has a real talent for spotting smart, original ideas and content trends. Her expertise and experience will be a tremendous asset as we continue to work with new writers, creators and show runners.”
With over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry, Renae recognizes the importance of a highly strategic approach to the creation, acquisition and distribution of linear and non-linear content. Renae held the position of Director, Acquisitions and Development at FremantleMedia where she was part of the team that launched their scripted division. Prior to that, she was Director, Acquisitions and Development at Alchemy Television. She began her career at ICM and CAA talent agencies.
Renae will be joining her marblemedia colleagues at the Banff World Media Festival where she will be actively looking for new development opportunities as well as acquisitions for the company’s distribution slate.
marblemedia develops, produces and distributes engaging multi-platform 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 multi-platform series in American Sign Language, deafplanet.com. The company was co-founded by Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg in 2001. Experience marblemedia at www.marblemedia.com.
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