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Forte Entertainment taps Boat Rocker Media exec as head of development

Toronto-headquartered Forté Entertainment has expanded its executive roster with the addition of former Boat Rocker Media executive Veronica Saluzzi as its new head of development. Saluzzi (pictured) most recently served as senior development ...
January 19, 2021

Toronto-headquartered Forté Entertainment has expanded its executive roster with the addition of former Boat Rocker Media executive Veronica Saluzzi as its new head of development.

Saluzzi (pictured) most recently served as senior development producer at Toronto-based Boat Rocker Media. In that role, she oversaw the development of international unscripted formats such as Late Nite Eats (Cooking Channel).

In her decade-long tenure at the production outfit, Saluzzi was part of the development team behind a range of scripted and factual productions, including Discovery Canada’s Vintage Tech HuntersSay Yes to the Dress: Northern Edition (W, TLC) and Recipe to Riches (Food Network Canada, CBC).

Forté principals Andrea and Mitchell Gabourie said in a statement: “Veronica is a seasoned and well-respected development executive with a fantastic track record and strong relationships with commissioners in North America and international markets. Her creative experience in both the scripted and unscripted spaces is a perfect match for our growing development slate and our strides into scripted television and movies.”

Forté Entertainment is behind such unscripted series as Hello Goodbye (CBC, Warner Bros), Stitched (Corus Entertainment) and Snack Attack (Cooking Channel).

The prodco is currently working on a new original factual series for BYUtv and Superchannel, and is in post-production on a hybrid scripted/reality original series for Disney+. Forté is also producing a feature film and a docuseries based on the true story of Canadian bank robbers “The Stopwatch Gang.”

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