Realscreen appoints Carrie Gillis as associate publisher

Gillis joins the brand following stints with realscreen sister publication Strategy, award-winning weekly The Grid and sales executive positions with CBC and Télé Images International.
August 26, 2015

Realscreen has appointed Carrie Gillis, most recently the associate publisher for award-winning, Toronto-based weekly The Grid, as its associate publisher.

Gillis also served as associate publisher for realscreen sister publication Strategy, where she worked with current realscreen VP and publisher Claire Macdonald, and also brings television sales experience to the table, via her turn as a senior sales executive for CBC International Sales and as a sales exec for Télé Images International.

“I’m fortunate to have worked closely with Carrie earlier in my career, and know that she will excel in this role,” said Macdonald in a statement. “She has a strong focus on client solutions and a keen eye for growth opportunities. I look forward to working with her as we continue to evolve the realscreen brand.”

Gillis joins realscreen following the departure of previous associate publisher Melissa Giddens, who joined music marketing agency Jingle Punks as director of Canadian business development in July.

Gillis will be part of the realscreen team attending Realscreen London from September 30-October 1, and MIPCOM in Cannes in October.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.