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Emily Morgan moves to Zone3

The former Shaw Media exec (pictured) will be based in Toronto and spearhead Zone3's efforts to expand its English-language programming for the Canadian market.
January 18, 2016

Former Shaw Media exec Emily Morgan (pictured) has joined Zone3 to help the company expand its presence in the English-Canadian market.

Morgan takes on the title of executive producer for national productions, and will report to New York-based Julian Locke, executive VP and head of Zone3 USA.

She will be responsible for overseeing Zone3′s development and production of factual entertainment for the English-language Canadian market. She is the first Zone3 executive to be based out of Toronto, but she will be the only employee in the city for the time being.

Prior to joining Zone3, Morgan was the senior director of Shaw Media’s lifestyle channels. There, she was responsible for the development and production of Canadian original programming and oversaw series such as Top Chef CanadaChopped Canada  and Big Brother Canada. Morgan also held the position of VP of programming for Food Network Canada, HGTV and DIY Canada for Canwest, and VP of programming for Showcase Action, Diva and IFC for Alliance Atlantis, where she oversaw the launch of those channels.

Zone3′s current English-language titles include Comedy Network’s Match Game and GodGuns and Automobiles on U.S. net History. The prodco also recently wrapped production on Almost Genius for Corus Entertainment.

(From Playback)

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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