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Mark Miller exits Thunderbird and Great Pacific Media

The news comes less than five months after Miller stepped down from his dual role as Thunderbird president and Great Pacific Media CEO, the latter of which he co-founded in 2010.
May 3, 2021

Mark Miller has departed Thunderbird and its factual-focused subsidiary Great Pacific Media (GPM), Realscreen sister publication Playback has learned.

The news comes less than five months after Miller (pictured) stepped down from his dual role as Thunderbird president and GPM CEO, the latter of which he founded with Blair Reekie in 2010.

In December, Vancouver-based Thunderbird said Miller was stepping down from his executive posts as he transitioned into a more production-focused role within the company. However, an internal memo from last week, seen by Playback Daily, said Miller had officially departed the company as of Thursday (April 29).

Following Thunderbird’s acquisition of GPM in December 2014, Miller climbed the ranks within the Vancouver-based company. He was named co-president of Thunderbird, alongside Jennifer Twiner McCarron in 2017, and in 2018 became the company’s sole president, helping to guide the company as it went public.

Miller’s departure represents the end of an era at GPM, as both of the company’s co-founders have now left the company. Reekie departed last year, with David Way being promoted to president of GPM.

Miller has been a central figure in Vancouver’s unscripted industry for more than a decade, executive producing series including Game of HomesSave My RenoHigh Arctic HaulersQueen of the Oil PatchMud Mountain HaulersHighway Thru Hell and its spin-off Heavy Rescue: 401.

From Playback’s Jordan Pinto

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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