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Exclusive: Matt Booi joins Cream Productions as creative team expands

Toronto-based factual entertainment prodco Cream Productions has hired veteran series producer Matt Booi as senior production executive. In his new role, Booi (pictured) will produce a slate of Cream series and ...
January 29, 2019

Toronto-based factual entertainment prodco Cream Productions has hired veteran series producer Matt Booi as senior production executive.

In his new role, Booi (pictured) will produce a slate of Cream series and specials. He will report to CEO David Brady and president Kate Harrison.

Booi has a long history with Cream, having served as writer, producer, showrunner and EP on several projects, including the recent six-part series The Dictator’s Playbook for PBS and National Geographic International.

With close to two decades of industry experience, Booi’s credits include Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (BBC America), Breathing Fire: The Secret Weapon of the Somme (Channel 4), Weapon Hunter (Smithsonian Channel), World Without Canada (History Canada), and Blood and Fury: America’s Civil War (American Heroes Channel).

“Matt has been with us for over a decade, and his versatility, intelligence, and humor are things that we want infused into all of our projects,” said Brady in a statement. “We are so excited that we can get more of him now that he’s in a senior executive position across an entire slate.”

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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