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Gabourie launches Toronto prodco Forte Entertainment

Former Pivotal Media executive producer Andrea Gabourie has opened the Toronto-based production company Forté Entertainment, specializing in factual, lifestyle, kids and branded content programming.
October 8, 2015

Producer Andrea Gabourie has launched Forté Entertainment, a Toronto-based production company that will focus on factual, lifestyle, kids and branded content programming.

Gabourie will head up the company as president and executive producer, with Big Brother Canada producer Natalie Schenk serving as head of development/producer and former eOne exec Christina Carvalho serving as head of production/producer.

Forté’s inaugural production slate includes Hello Goodbye, a Canadian adaptation of the international format that will air on CBC in winter 2016. Gabourie’s former company, Pivotal Media, is coproducing and will coproduce with Forté on a number of projects.

The company is also developing a series about the business of fashion for W Network, as well as Snapshots, an unscripted youth photography project that is airing online via Kids’ CBC. The latter project was created and produced by Gabourie and Mitch Gabourie of Headtrip Films.

Gabourie is the co-founder of Pivotal Media and spent  two years at Corus Entertainment. Her credits include Let’s Get Hitched for CBC, Life Story Project for OWN Canada and Project Runway Canada for Global and Slice. Last year, she exec produced Bryan Adams in Concert for the PBS series ‘Great Performances.’

Forté is represented in the U.S. by William Morris Endeavor.

About The Author
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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