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Worldwide Bag Media adds head of development

The Vancouver-based prodco behind The Shopping Bags and Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag has added to its executive team with the addition of Heather Hawthorn-Doyle as head of development and executive producer.
May 2, 2011

The Vancouver-based prodco behind The Shopping Bags and Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag has added to its executive team with the addition of Heather Hawthorn-Doyle as head of development and executive producer.

Hawthorn-Doyle, Worldwide Bag Media president Anna Wallner and CEO Kristina Matisic have already created their first new series together, currently in funded development.

“I’m honored to help take such a forward-thinking company to the next level,” says Hawthorn-Doyle, who served as one of the early series producers of The Shopping Bags. “It’s like a television homecoming of sorts.”

Hawthorn-Doyle brings experience from Omni Film Productions, where she started the lifestyle division, and was responsible for developing and producing Word Travels for OLN and Nat Geo Wild. Other credits include Pure Design, She’s Crafty and Smart Cookies. She also produced CBC’s award-winning youth documentary series, Make Some Noise.

Hawthorn-Doyle says in a statement, “This is just the beginning of a multi-program, multi-platform adventure for a team that speaks the same language.”

Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag airs on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S. and the W Network in Canada .

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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