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Pixcom names Christine Nielsen as creative director

The former Discovery Canada production exec takes on the newly created position, based in Toronto.
October 31, 2013

On the heels of Wednesday’s announcement of Nicholas Merola as president of Pixcom Productions, the company today announced that TV industry vet Christine Nielsen has been appointed as the company’s creative director.

In the newly created position, Nielsen will head up Pixcom’s development team, working with Canadian, U.S. and international networks. She will also oversee some of Pixcom’s large-scale productions.

Nielsen will be based in Toronto, and spend a portion of her time at Pixcom’s Montreal headquarters. She will work with Pixcom’s international productions team, which includes Manu Wiecha, head of factual – documentary series; Meredith Fowke, content producer, development; and Cara Volchoff, head of factual entertainment.

“Growth starts with development. Christine has an unbelievable capacity and desire to craft exciting new shows. We created a senior level position where she’ll have the freedom to express her creativity, and the support to take our productions to new heights,” said Merola in a statement.

Nielsen has two decades of industry experience as a production exec, writer and producer. She was most recently a production exec at Discovery Canada, where she worked on series including Don’t Drive Here, Breakout, Strip the City and Dangerous Flights. Her credits as a producer and writer include MegaBuilders, Combat School and CTV feature The Pig Farm.

Nielsen was previously a foreign correspondent for newsmagazine show CTV W5, and headed up CTV’s Asia Bureau from 1998 to 2001.

About The Author
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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