Christine Diakos joins Big Coat as production head

The Toronto-headquartered production studio has appointed former Bristow Global Media senior producer Christine Diakos (pictured) as its head of production.
July 14, 2016

Toronto-headquartered studio Big Coat Productions has bolstered its senior management ranks with the appointment of Christine Diakos (pictured) as head of production, effective July 18.

In her new role, Diakos will be responsible for leading the company’s strategic growth objectives with oversight on all productions, including the Love It or List It franchise and its recent addition, Love It or List It Vacation Homes.

She will be based out of the shingle’s Toronto offices, reporting to executive producers Maria Armstrong and Catherine Fogarty.

With additional offices in Vancouver and North Carolina, the award-winning indie’s production stable also includes Ghosts in My Home, Animal Magnetism, Chef Worthy, Paranormal Home Inspectors and My Parents’ House.

Most recently, Diakos served as a senior producer at Bristow Global Media. Prior to this, she held a three-year stint as executive in charge of production for lifestyle at Shaw Communications. She has also held several titles at Canadian pubcaster CBC, Canadian broadcaster CTV, Corus Entertainment-owned net Slice, and prodcos such as Frantic Films, Paperny Films and Lenz Entertainment.

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