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Rotterman joins Shaw Media as factual content exec

Shaw Media in Canada has hired Ben Rotterman (pictured) to oversee production and development of new series and specials for History Television, TVtropolis and Global.
December 10, 2012

Ben Rotterman (pictured) has been named production executive for original factual content at Shaw Media in Canada.

Rotterman will oversee production and development of new series and specials for History Television, TVtropolis and Global. He will also work on digital media initiatives on behalf of Shaw Media channels with a focus on factual entertainment and formats.

“Ben’s production experience in factual documentary television, along with his expertise in the area of history, is a huge asset to our team at Shaw Media,” said Shaw Media’s senior director of original factual content Sarah Jane Flynn in a statement. “His intrinsic knowledge of story, character and building shows and brands will ensure we consistently deliver best-in-class content to our viewers.”

Rotterman moves over from Bell Media, where he was most recently director of series and development for its music and entertainment channels.

There, he oversaw all in-house series production from development through to production and delivery. He was also a production executive on both scripted drama and factual-based series, including Degrassi, The L.A. Complex and 4Real.

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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