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Insight Productions bolsters executive team

Canada's Insight Productions has promoted showrunners Erin Brock, Lindsay Cox and Mark Lysakowski to senior VP roles, and has upped Rahmiel Rothenberg to a VP position.
December 11, 2014

Canada’s Insight Productions has promoted showrunners Erin Brock, Lindsay Cox and Mark Lysakowski to senior VP roles, and has upped Rahmiel Rothenberg to a VP position, as the company looks to expand its global business.

The management team now includes the three showrunners, as well as Rothenberg as general counsel and VP of legal and business affairs; VP of finance Susy Papais; COO Barbara Bowlby; and CEO  John Brunton.

The expansion was prompted by recent new business opportunities, Brunton told realscreen‘s sister publication Playback Daily, with three possible new ventures in the works.

Insight has recently put a heavy focus on acquiring new IP, he explained, adding that the company is looking to expand its digital presence, examining opportunities such as a Canadian comedy channel that is similar to Funny or Die.

Brock, Cox and Lysakowski will continue to produce and develop content for Insight.

Brock’s credits include Big Brother Canada, Battle of the Blades and Canada Sings. Cox has worked on The Juno Awards, Deal or No Deal CanadaNever Ever Do This At Home and Hatching, Matching and Dispatching.

Lysakowski serves as supervising producer on The Amazing Race Canada, and was showrunner on Top Chef Canada and Canadian Idol. His responsibilities also include developing new programming for Insight.

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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