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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.”

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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