Super Dinosaur arrives on Canada’s Teletoon this Weekend

September 7, 2018General, Industry News, Super Dinosaur

Nir Regev / September 7th Robert Kirkman’s Super Dinosaur cartoon is arriving on Teletoon this Sept. 8, and spoke with voice actor Deven Mack and EP Kevin Burke. Super Dinosaur’s cartoon adaption will debut on Canada’s Teletoon this Saturday, Sept. 8 with episode “My Best Friend is a Dinosaur” at 3 p.m. ET. Teletoon recently posted the first … Read More

Wicked Weather and Wild Wrecks: The Elite Rescue Teams of Original Canadian Hit Series HIGHWAY THRU HELL Return to Discovery for Season 7, Sept. 4

August 16, 2018General, Industry News

Rob Duffy/ Bell Media Battling massive mudslides, whiteout snowstorms, torrential rain, or dangerous rockslides, the highway heroes of Discovery’s most-watched original Canadian series HIGHWAY THRU HELL are set to return for Season 7 with an unprecedented 17 action-packed episodes, more than ever before! Airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT,beginning Sept. 4 on Discovery, Season 7 kicks … Read More

Thunderbird Entertainment to go public via Golden Secret Ventures transaction

August 3, 2018Corporate News, General

Pending approval of the transaction, which is expected to close by October, Thunderbird will be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Jordan Pinto / Playback Thunderbird Entertainment is set to go public after it was announced Friday afternoon that publicly traded company Golden Secret Ventures is acquiring the Vancouver-based producer. Under the terms of the deal, Golden Secret … Read More


July 9, 2018Corporate News, General, Industry News

July 9, 2018 / VANCOUVER — Thunderbird announced today the appointment of Sarah Nathanson to VP, Legal & Business Affairs.  Jennifer Twiner McCarron, who was recently appointed CEO of Thunderbird, says “We are thrilled to have Sarah join our team at Thunderbird. Sarah’s experience, expertise and unsurpassed knowledge of the industry is second to none. Additionally, … Read More

Kim’s Convenience to launch on Netflix internationally

June 26, 2018General, Industry News

All seasons of the hit comedy series will soon be available on the streamer in select international territories. Lauren Malyk/ Playback Thunderbird Entertainment has inked a deal with streaming giant Netflix to bring its hit comedy Kim’s Convenience to select international territories. All current seasons of the series will be available on the streamer soon, according to … Read More


June 20, 2018Corporate News, General, Industry News

  June 20, 2018 / VANCOUVER — Ivan Fecan, Executive Chair of Thunderbird Entertainment, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Twiner McCarron to Chief Executive Officer of Thunderbird Entertainment, effective immediately. In addition to her new role, Twiner McCarron will continue as CEO of Thunderbird subsidiary Atomic Cartoons. “Thunderbird has never been in greater … Read More

Thunderbird Entertainment Takes Off

June 6, 2018General, Industry News

With its Netflix deals, a new HQ for Atomic Cartoons and plenty of projects in development, the prodco’s leaders discuss the company’s future growth plans. Lauren Malyk / June 6th, 2018 Playback’s annual Indie List breaks down industry trends and ranks the biggest-spending Canadian companies. This year we spoke with some of the List’s movers and shakers to … Read More

Queen of the Oil Patch: Portrait of a different, ace conqueror

June 5, 2018General, Industry News

John Doyle / The Globe and Mail A lot of Canadian-made reality-TV is unwatchable. This one isn’t. Queen of the Oil Patch (Tuesday, APTN at 10:30 p.m.) presents a Canada that is simultaneously unrecognizable and familiar. “Hewers of wood and drawers of water.” Yeah, that’s still us to a good extent. The disparaging shorthand for Canada … Read More


May 24, 2018General, Industry News

Vancouver / May 24th, 2018 –  It was announced today that Great Pacific Media’s HIGH ARCTIC HAULERS, a CBC original factual series, premieres in 2019. HIGH ARCTIC HAULERS (8×60) offers a look at Canada’s resilient, vibrant northern communities and the determined men and women who help provide their lifeline to the outside world. These groups are linked together by the summer sealift, … Read More