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Breakthrough names Pilar Segura as head of production

Segura has previously partnered with the Toronto prodco on projects including David Rocco's Amalfi Getaway and Hollywood Homicide Uncovered.
February 8, 2018

Toronto-based prodco Breakthrough Entertainment has added to its executive team with the hire of Pilar Segura as its head of production.

Segura has previously collaborated with Breakthrough on the docuseries Hollywood Homicide Uncovered, food-travel series David Rocco’s Amalfi Getaway and reality-science show Think Big. In the new role, Segura will head up Breakthrough’s production arm across both scripted and unscripted.

Seguar previously served as VP of production and partner at Screenlife Productions and throughout her career has produced a mixture of lifestyle, reality, documentary and scripted programming.

Most recently, Breakthrough went into production on another horror feature with Black Fawn Films, I’ll Take Your Dead, marking its ninth collaboration with the prodco. The company also last year signed on to adapt author/screenwriter Keith Ross Leckie’s novel Coppermine for the big screen in partnership with Winnipeg’s Buffalo Gal Pictures.

The hire comes four months after the departure of long-time Breakthrough exec and former EVP of family entertainment Joan Lambur, who left in order to form her own company, Lambur Productions.

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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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