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Breakthrough ups Abraham to president of distribution

Canadian production and distribution company Breakthrough Entertainment has promoted former VP Nat Abraham (pictured) to president of distribution, effective immediately.
January 18, 2012

Canadian production and distribution company Breakthrough Entertainment has promoted former VP Nat Abraham (pictured)  to president of distribution, effective immediately.

Abraham will oversee the Toronto-headquartered company’s expanded distribution operations, which encompass TV, film and digital. Breakthrough also recently launched a new films sales unit headed up by VP Marina Cordoni.

“Nat Abraham has earned industry-wide recognition for his many years of outstanding worldwide sales efforts on behalf of Breakthrough Entertainment, which have greatly contributed to the continued growth of our company,” the company’s co-CEOs, Ira Levy and Peter Williamson, said in a joint statement.

Abraham has spent two decades in TV acquisition and distribution, including 11 years as group sales and marketing manager for Nielsen Media Research Canada and stints as VP at 20th Century Fox/Astral Distribution and co-president of Toronto-based broadcast intellectual property watermarking company Audiotrack.

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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