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Frantic Films names VP factual development

The Baroness Von Sketch Show prodco has promoted Courtney Hicks to the role.
January 24, 2018

Toronto and Winnipeg-based Frantic Films has promoted senior development producer Courtney Hicks to VP of factual development.

In the new role, Hicks (pictured) will manage all unscripted development for the North American market. She started in the new position on Jan. 19 and reports directly to the company’s CEO, Jamie Brown. Hicks is based in Frantic’s Toronto office.

Hicks replaces Bernard Periatambee who moved to Cineflix Media earlier this month to oversee its development of unscripted content for the North American market.

Hicks has worked with Frantic since 2010, first serving as a production assistant on the final season of Til Debt Do Us Part and the spin-off series, Princess. In 2012, she was promoted to a development researcher and production manager with the company’s factual development department. She was named senior development producer in January 2016.

Hicks’ credits include the CSA-nominated Baroness Von Sketch Show and Buy It, Fix It, Sell It, among others.

Copied from Playback/Written by Lauren Malyk

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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