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October 20, 2016

Thunderbird Ties Up with Skybound North


Joanna Padovano / Worldscreen

VANCOUVER: Thunderbird Entertainment has signed a first-look deal with Skybound North, Skybound Entertainment’s new production company focused on developing and producing content with top Canadian talent.

The agreement gives Thunderbird an exclusive first look at all animated and non-animated properties being developed for television by Skybound North in Canada. The AMC docuseries Heroes and Villains: The History of Comics will be one of the first projects produced through the collaboration between the two companies.

Catherine Winder, Skybound North’s CEO and partner, remarked: “The entire Skybound North team is thrilled to work with Thunderbird. Tim [Gamble, Thunderbird’s president and CEO] and the rest of the Thunderbird team have a proven track record of having produced some of the most innovative programming to come out of Canada. This partnership is just the beginning of what will result in groundbreaking content through collaboration with the top and emerging Canadian talent.”

Gamble added: “We are thrilled to continue building our relationship with Catherine and her team. Her experience on projects like The Angry Birds Movie andStar Wars: The Clone Wars speak to her success as a leader and innovator, and Skybound’s emphasis on homegrown creator-driven projects is something that really appeals to us.”