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Tasty new prodco launched

Two execs hailing from the Australian TV scene and a Canadian new media whiz have formed The Chocolate Liberation Front, a cheekily-named new production company specializing in multi-platform projects with bases in Melbourne and Toronto.
June 11, 2009

Two execs hailing from the Australian TV scene and a Canadian new media whiz have formed The Chocolate Liberation Front, a cheekily-named new production company specializing in multi-platform projects with bases in Melbourne and Toronto.

Principals include former ABC TV head of multi-platform and VP interactive for Decode Entertainment, Dan Fill; award-winning Australian producer Frank Verheggen and CBC new media man Shawn Bailey, with strategic consulting from Steven Comeau, former Collideascope digital president. The company will aim to specialize in original entertainment property development for television, video games and online; coproduction and optioning of third-party projects for realization on an international stage; service production for high quality multi-platform projects; and strategic consulting for media companies looking to adapt a multi-platform approach. For more info, hit www.givemechocolate.me

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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