ABOUT US

 

marblemedia is a leading global entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes compelling TV, interactive and digital content for audiences of all ages, across media platforms.

With divisions specializing in primetime scripted and unscripted programming complementing its roster of successful kids and family properties, international distribution company Distribution360 and an interactive studio, marblemedia is an expert in delivering premium 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.

Partners/ Co-Founders

Mark Bishop

CO-CEO/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Matt Hornburg

CO-CEO/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Executive Team

Scripted

marblemedia’s scripted division develops a wide range of projects from gripping 1-hour dramas and cable half-hours, to family comedic dramas and sitcoms; and dramas, sci-fi, adventures and comedies for teens and kids. We seek to empower artists to tell great stories with unforgettable characters and powerful themes. These stories connect people through emotion and celebrate diversity.

The unifying thread through all of these projects is strong, diverse, character-driven stories that, while exciting and entertaining, embody a sense of optimism. Working with best-in-class writers, creators, authors and partners, the team seeks to captivate audiences with powerful and empowering stories that entertain and engage audiences.

 

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

marblemedia’s unscripted division works with global digital platforms and broadcasters to create premium reality competition, entertainment, lifestyle, specialist factual, game shows and original formats. Partnering with format rights owners to adapt new series for a North American audience is also a pillar of the company’s business. 

marble’s original competition series Blown Away launched on Makeful in Canada and on Netflix globally in 2019 to critical success. It garnered attention from the New York Times, The Guardian, the Washington Post and Time Magazine, being described as “breaking the reality show mold” and  “the best new creative contest since RuPaul’s Drag Race”, as well as earning millions of impressions on social media. 

Following the success of Blown Away, marblemedia announced the production of Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, a take on the popular British TV format created by Storyvault Films, and All-Round Champion, based on the Emmy-Award winning NRK format.  Landscape Artist of the Year Canada will premier on Blue Ant Media’s Makeful channel and CBC in early 2020. All-Round Champion will air on TVO and Knowledge Network in Canada, and on BYUtv in the US in March 2020. 

The team is actively creating and 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