July 30, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg, Co-CEOs of marblemedia, a leading content creator and distributor, are pleased to announce that Melissa Taylor, former Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Spin Master Entertainment Group, has signed on as Vice President of Legal effective immediately.
In this newly created role, Melissa will oversee all legal matters as the company expands its international sales, digital media and co-productions. She will structure and negotiate new development, digital media and distribution deals for marble’s Distribution360 as well as quarterback legal matters for merchandising and licensing as well as intellectual property protection.
With over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Melissa has served as a lawyer in television and film development and production in Toronto and LA at Alliance Atlantis, as well as Cookie Jar, Knightscove and Sullivan.
Melissa has an extensive credit list including television properties Paw Patrol, Road to Avonlea, Wind at My Back, Power Play, Total Recall 2070, Doodlebops, Caillou, Arthur and Redakai, Under the Piano, Shot Through The Heart, Lathe of Heaven, Crossed Over and The Albert Walker Story; feature films include Virginia’s Run, Kart Racer, Blizzard and Sophie – just to name a few.
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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 over 200 hours of programming distributed in more than 200 territories, notable projects include: the upcoming comedic Japanese game show Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong!; 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, deafplanet.com. The company was co-founded by Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg in 2001. Experience marblemedia at www.marblemedia.com.
For more information, please contact:
Molly Ray | Director, Marketing and Communications, marblemedia | 416.646.2711 ext. 232 |firstname.lastname@example.org
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