Unscripted

Anaïd Productions hires CBC’s Claire Martin

The former senior meteorologist (pictured) at Canada's CBC is to oversee the Canada-based prodco's daily operations and communications in the new role of managing director.
March 12, 2014

Claire Martin, a former CBC News senior meteorologist, has been appointed to the new position of managing director at Canada-based prodco Anaïd Productions.

In her new role, Martin will oversee Anaïd’s daily operations and communications, as well as work closely with the company’s producers on a number of projects, including its OLN series The Liquidator.

During her time with CBC, Martin was responsible for leading teams of meteorologists across Canada, an experience that made her well suited for the role of managing director, Margaret Mardirossian, founder and executive producer of Anaïd Productions, told realscreen‘s sister publication Playback.

In addition, the production company hopes to tap into Martin’s science background as it looks to develop more science-focused shows in the future.

“The fact that she is a scientist is a great advantage to us, if we are trying to create projects that are for Discovery or Nat Geo,” Mardirossian said.

Anaïd Productions focuses on both dramatic and reality television, and has offices in Edmonton and Vancouver. In addition to The Liquidator, the copro has worked on Hail Mary, The Quon Dynasty, and X-Weighted.

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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