Our Team

JENNIFER TWINER MCCARRON

Jennifer Twiner McCarron – Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jennifer joined Atomic Cartoons, Thunderbird’s kid division, as head of production in 2011, where she helped grow the company from 25 artists to more than 450. In 2016, Twiner McCarron was promoted to the role of President and CEO of Atomic. Under her leadership, Atomic shifted from being primarily a service hub, to become a full-fledged, independent content creator, producing content such as Beat Bugs and The Last Kids on Earth for Netflix, and optioning the rights to New York Times best selling books, such as Savannah Guthrie’s Princesses Wear Pants. In June 2018, Twiner McCarron was appointed CEO of Thunderbird Entertainment, a role which oversees all of the Company’s animated, factual and scripted divisions.

Mark

Mark Miller – President, Director

Mark is the President of Thunderbird Entertainment. He founded Canada’s leading factual company Great Pacific Media which was acquired by Thunderbird in 2014. He is a rare mix of successful entrepreneur and artist. He is an award-winning writer, producer and music composer. His insatiable curiosity and drive for excellence are at the root of his unprecedented commercial success in the international market.

Berkowitz

Matthew Berkowitz – Chief Creative Officer

Matthew Berkowitz is the Chief Creative Officer of Thunderbird Entertainment and Atomic Cartoons and oversees the development, production and acquisition of intellectual properties across both companies. A seasoned executive with over a decade in the industry, Matthew is an Executive Producer of Atomic and Netflix’s The Last Kids on Earth and Hello Ninja, as well as Atomic’s upcoming Princesses Wear Pants Chief Creative Officer. Matthew is also a Producer on the upcoming feature film Extinct, which is directed by David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie, Monsters Inc) and written by The Simpsons veterans Joel Cohen, Rob LaZebnikand John Frink. Throughout his career, Matthew has established production relationships with Sony Animation, Dream Works Animation, Amazon Studios, Lego and Zodiak. Matthew regularly attends worldwide markets including MIPCOM, Kidscreen, Annecy, Comic-Con and Licensing Expo. Matthew graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and is the proud father of three daughters.

Barb

Barb Harwood – Chief Financial Officer

Barb is Chief Financial Officer of Thunderbird and is responsible for corporate and production finance, accounting and taxation. Barb obtained her CA designation while working for Ellis Foster Chartered Accountants (now Ernst & Young) as manager of the entertainment division, and previously held the position of CFO for Paperny Films. Barb is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a BA in Film.

Sarah Nathanson

Sarah Nathanson – Vice President, General Counsel

Sarah Nathanson is VP, General Counsel where she provides legal and business affairs support to both the production crew and the corporate team across the Thunderbird Group of Companies. She has more than twelve years of experience in entertainment law, both in private practice and in-house. Sarah was previously Director, Business & Legal Affairs at DHX Media. She has worked on numerous productions, including the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs television series and My Little Pony.

Jhod

Jhod Cardinal – Director of Distribution

Jhod has financed, sold, and produced films for nearly fifteen years. His International Sales experience includes all major film markets such as the Marche Du Film – Cannes, Filmart, AFM, MIPTV, TIFF, NATPE. In 2009 he founded Upstream Flix, which creates progressive sales opportunities for independent film projects, and has also worked with Joker Films, Breakthrough Entertainment, Insight Film Releasing, Force Four Entertainment, and Keystone Entertainment.