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Vice Canada unveils senior production hires

Red Bull Media House's Jason Ford and Al Jazeera's Andrea Schmidt are among the latest hires for the Rogers/Vice Media joint venture.
March 23, 2015

Red Bull Media House’s Jason Ford and Al Jazeera’s Andrea Schmidt are among the latest production executives to join Vice Canada, as the Rogers and Vice Media joint venture prepares to launch its production studio and Canadian TV network.

Ford joins Vice Canada as VP, production from his post as supervising/executive producer, moving pictures at Red Bull Media House in Toronto. Schmidt takes on the role of executive producer at Vice Canada following her time as a head of production at Al Jazeera, working in current affairs documentary. Tania Natcheff, who was previously an executive producer at the CBC, has been named director, factual programming at Vice Canada.

As previously announced, Michael Kronish is EVP, television and online at Vice Canada, and will oversee Canadian-produced content headed to television, mobile and online.

On the digital editorial side, journalist and documentary producer Patrick McGuire was promoted to head of content, Vice Canada, and will oversee original digital production for the brand. Other additions to the editorial team include Josh Visser as managing editor of Vice.com, Chris Bilton as deputy editor of Vice.Com and Karon Liu as managing editor of Vice’s food-dedicated digital video channel and website, Munchies.
(From Playback Daily)

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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