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Frantic adds new development execs

Frantic Films today announced the appointment of three new development execs. Anne-Marie Varner and Alberta Nokes both join the Toronto office as VPs of development for the factual division, while in Winnipeg, Melissa Kajpust was named executive in charge of development, scripted programming. Varner comes to Frantic from her production and consulting firm, Varner Productions Limitied. She has previous experience as executive producer of in-house programs at Discovery Channel and head of original productions for Canwest Mediaworks. Nokes has held previous positions at Vision TV, History Canada and Associated Producers Ltd and has worked with Oscar, Emmy, BAFTA, Peabody, Juno and Gemini award winning directors and producers. Kaipust joins Frantic from Super Channel where she developed projects and served as story editor on over 100 feature film and television projects. She has previously worked on series for CTV, W, SLICE, APTN, Treehouse, Citytv, YTV and Movie Central.
February 16, 2010

Frantic Films today announced the appointment of three new development execs. Anne-Marie Varner and Alberta Nokes both join the Toronto office as VPs of development for the factual division, while in Winnipeg, Melissa Kajpust was named executive in charge of development, scripted programming. Varner comes to Frantic from her production and consulting firm, Varner Productions Limitied. She has previous experience as executive producer of in-house programs at Discovery Channel and head of original productions for Canwest Mediaworks. Nokes has held previous positions at Vision TV, History Canada and Associated Producers Ltd and has worked with Oscar, Emmy, BAFTA, Peabody, Juno and Gemini award winning directors and producers. Kaipust joins Frantic from Super Channel where she developed projects and served as story editor on over 100 feature film and television projects. She has previously worked on series for CTV, W, SLICE, APTN, Treehouse, Citytv, YTV and Movie Central.

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