Robert Hardy boards Force Four Entertainment

The former CTV exec (pictured) becomes head of development for the Vancouver producer, which is behind The Bachelor Canada.
December 6, 2012

Former CTV exec Robert Hardy has joined Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment as its new head of development.

Hardy most recently worked at Canadian indie Paperny, before which he managed western development for CTV, where he worked for a decade.

He joins Force Four after it produced the inaugural season of The Bachelor Canada for Citytv. “We have a long and productive creative relationship with Rob,” said executive producer John Richie, who is also a partner in Force Four along with Rob Bromley and Gillian Lowrey.

Hardy will work with Force Four director of development Nicole Lawson and development producer Tara-Lee Novak. His credits at CTV included Defying Gravity and the Force Four TV movie Playing for Keeps, also for Lifetime.

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