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
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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