Mike Armitage is a 2-time Canadian Screed Award Winner, he joins marblemedia from Masterchef Canada and Great Canadian Baking Show prodco Proper Television, where he was director of development responsible for conceiving and creating series such Tougher Than it Looks and Last Stop Garage – both for Discovery – and Under New Management for CBC. He has also worked for Banger and Antica Productions and spent many years at CBC where, from 2006 to 2013, he helped to develop and produce Dragon’s Den, turning it into one of Canada’s most-watched and longest-running shows. While at CBC, Mike also produced Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister and was showrunner on The Big Decision.
As Development Producer, Factual & Factual Entertainment at marblemedia, Armitage is tasked with finding dynamic talent and creating character-led, long-running, returnable factual series to feed marblemedia’s growing production pipeline. Working closely with D360, he will ensure that new projects are developed with an eye toward global buyers’ needs, as well as to address new demand from a wide range of partners in the international marketplace.