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Craig McGillivray returns to Breakthrough Entertainment

Most recently with Peacock Alley Entertainment, the former Breakthrough sales exec returns to the Toronto-based company as VP of distribution.
March 5, 2015

Craig McGillivray, formerly a sales executive with Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment, is returning to the producer-distributor as VP, distribution.

Most recently, McGillivray had the same post at Toronto’s Peacock Alley Entertainment, and before that, had worked with DHX Media as a territory manager, handling program sales for Asia, Australia, Latin America and Canada.

He began his television career at Toronto’s Ironstar Communications, a programming sales and distribution company founded by his father, Derek.

At Breakthrough, McGillivray will report to Nat Abraham, partner and president of distribution, and will serve in a senior-level role for both international program sales and acquisitions.

“We are delighted to welcome Craig McGillivray back to Breakthrough Entertainment, where he developed his early sales training and left a lasting, positive impression on everyone at the company,” said Abraham in a statement. “Craig is not only recognized in our industry as a dedicated and skilled distribution executive, but is also widely celebrated for his enthusiasm and team spirit.”

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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