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TV handyman Mike Holmes restructures prodco

The star of Holmes and Homes and Holmes Inspections has named Michael Quast as the sole CEO of The Holmes Group. Former Holmes Group co-CEO Pete Kettlewell will now head up a new indie production company, Point Load Pictures, to operate as a joint venture with Mike Holmes (pictured).
November 29, 2011

Mike Holmes (pictured) has restructured his Toronto-based production company The Holmes Group by splitting up its co-CEOs.

The star of Holmes and Homes and Holmes Inspections has named Michael Quast as the sole CEO of The Holmes Group. Former Holmes Group co-CEO Pete Kettlewell will now head up a new indie production company, Point Load Pictures, to operate as a joint venture with Mike Holmes.

Point Load, with Kettlewell as president and Mike Holmes as chairman, will develop and produce new series outside of the Holmes Group brand.

Mike Holmes’ TV empire includes a range of brands like Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspections, Holmes Workwear, Make It Right Releasing and The Holmes Foundation.

Point Load Pictures has a development deal with HGTV Canada, the specialty channel that made Mike Holmes a recognizable face for Canadians, and now Stateside with his shows that air on HGTV U.S.

Kettlewell is at work on a spinoff show for HGTV Canada with Damon Bennett of Holmes Inspection. Point Load is represented by William Morris Endeavor in the U.S. and internationally.

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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