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Barbara Shearer to head Anaïd’s Toronto office

Canada's Anaïd Productions has hired former Shaw Media exec Barbara Shearer (pictured) to head up its Toronto office.
January 19, 2015

Canada’s Anaïd Productions has hired former Shaw Media exec Barbara Shearer (pictured) to head up its Toronto office.

Shearer has become exec producer in charge of Toronto operations, having previously served as executive in charge of factual content for History, Global Television, Slice and National Geographic Channel at Shaw Media.

Shearer will oversee development and production of factual content, reporting to Anaïd Productions president and executive producer Margaret Mardirossian.

Her credits at Shaw Media, which she joined in 2011, included Border Security, Brainwashed and Treasures Decoded. Shearer’s earlier indie production credits include Outlaw Bikers, Pretty Dangerous, Canadian Pickers and Women Who Love Killers.

Anaïd Productions, based in Vancouver and Edmonton, is best known for series like The Liquidator, Hail Mary 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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