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Paperny hires Sarah Jane Flynn as content VP

Flynn, the former senior director of original factual content at Shaw Media, will oversee the company's development and production operations in Toronto.
September 28, 2015

Vancouver-based Paperny Entertainment has hired Sarah Jane Flynn to the position of VP of content, it was announced Monday.

Flynn, formerly the senior director of original factual content at Shaw Media, will oversee development and production in Toronto and be based in the city. Flynn will also work in tandem with Paperny Entertainment’s New York team to further the company’s operations in the U.S, as well as head up development activities in Canada.

“We’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Sarah Jane while she was on the network side,” said David Paperny, president of Paperny Entertainment, in a statement. “Together, we have produced a lot of great shows. She has wonderful story sense. She has keen knowledge of the industry, and she has a wide network of contacts across Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.  She’s a great addition to our team as we strengthen our operation in Toronto and continue to adapt to the emerging models of production,” said David Paperny, president of Paperny Entertainment, in a statement.

In her role at Shaw Media, Flynn commissioned content for Global Television, History, National Geographic Canada and Slice, while also brokering global production deals and developing the company’s business strategy. Before joining the broadcaster, Flynn worked as a documentary producer and director.

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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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