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Proper TV ups Allison Grace to VP of content

The Toronto prodco also revealed a number of other changes to its senior management team.
March 27, 2018

Toronto-based unscripted prodco Proper Television has revealed a number of changes to its senior team, including the promotion of exec producer Allison Grace (pictured) to VP of content.

As well, senior line producer Jackie Frank has been upped to director of production and Mike Armitage, who is returning to Proper after a stint at Banger Films, has been named director of development.

“It’s been a year of change at Proper, but with the continued guidance and support of our parent company Boat Rocker Media, we’re entering into our most productive period ever,” said co-presidents Cathie James and Lesia Capone in a statement.

In September, Boat Rocker acquired both Proper TV and its international distribution arm Proper Rights  for an undisclosed fee. Through the acquisition, Proper has continued to operate as a separate entity from its parent company.

Grace, whose production credits include Billy Goes North (CMT, A&E), Tougher Than It Looks (Discovery Canada and U.S.), and True North Calling (CBC), joined Proper in 2014 following stints with HGTV, Food Network and Slice as a production executive.

Meanwhile Frank, who has been with the company since 2005, has previously worked on Canada’s Worst Driver (Discovery), Come Dine with Me Canada (W Network) and Storage Wars Canada (OLN, A&E).

Armitage, who was formerly a head of production at Antica Films, has previously helmed development on Proper shows including Last Stop Garage (Discovery Canada, Discovery Europe, and Velocity) and Under New Management (CBC).

(From Playback Daily)

About The Author
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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