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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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