Insight exec Jane Rimer departs to launch consultancy firm

Rimer, the former head of international business, says she'll continue to work with Insight as she goes back to full-time consultancy with Brilliant NYC.
November 25, 2019

Insight Productions’ head of international business Jane Rimer is embarking on a new chapter in her career as she leaves the company to launch her own U.S.-based consultancy firm.

Her new venture, Brilliant NYC, is geared toward business planning and brand development in the TV and digital space. A press release noted that Rimer and Insight will continue to collaborate on upcoming projects.

Rimer, who has worked in concert with Insight in a number of capacities over the past 14 years, joined the Toronto-based prodco in July 2015 as chief of international business and creative development. Rimer ran the company’s U.S.-based outpost, overseeing its first-look deals, strategic partnerships, global distribution agreements and coproductions. She worked on projects such as Insight’s development partnership with Bunim/Murray Productions and the Winter X Games in Calgary.

Rimer’smove represents a return to full-time consultancy work. Prior to joining Insight, she founded and led the New York-based independent media consultancy Nylon Life Media for 12 years. She also previously held the role of SVP of development and programming at FremantleMedia, North America. It was in this role that Rimer first collaborated with Insight, working on the domestic rollout of the Insight-produced format adaptation Canadian Idol.

Insight, which is majority owned by Boat Rocker Media, produces a number of Canada’s best-known reality properties including Big Brother CanadaThe Amazing Race Canada and Battle of the Blades.

“Jane has been integral to Insight’s growth and development over the last four years as our in house head of international business, but it’s really been a 14 year collaboration,” said John Brunton, chairman and CEO of Insight Productions in a statement. “We look forward to working with Jane in a new capacity and have already identified multiple projects to develop together.”

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