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Orbi-XXI brings on new development exec

Andrew Makarewicz will handle development and production spanning a range of content, with a particular focus on factual entertainment series and youth programming.
May 13, 2011

Montreal prodco Orbi-XXI Productions has brought on new producer Andrew Makarewicz.

He’ll handle development and production spanning a range of content, but he’ll have a particular focus on youth programming and factual entertainment series.

“Andrew’s reputation as a creative champion, coupled with his financing experience makes him an important addition for the company’s continued strategic growth, both in Canada and internationally,” said president Jacques W. Lina in a statement.

The producing veteran has been in the film and TV industry for almost two decades, with 12 years of experience at CineGroupe Corporation. His producing credits include Tripping the Rift for Syfy, The Kids From Room 402 and What’s With Andy? for Fox Family, and Daft Planet and Pig City for Teletoon Canada.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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