Ira Levy, veteran Canadian producer and co-founder of producer/distributor Breakthrough Entertainment, is launching a new boutique film and production company, Spike and Sadie Media.
The Toronto-based company, named in honor of Levy’s parents, will focus on developing and producing scripted and unscripted projects in collaboration with international and Canadian creatives.
Levy co-founded Breakthrough Entertainment in 1995 with Peter Williamson. Unscripted projects from the Toronto-based company include Greatest Tank Battles and What’s For Dinner?, while scripted projects include the comedies Kenny vs. Spenny and Less Than Kind. The company also had a formidable kids catalog which included the educational series Science Max and Max and Shred.
In 2018, Breakthrough sold its kids library to 9 Story Media and Levy exited the company as a majority shareholder. He still works with Breakthrough as a consultant and executive producer.
“Launching Spike & Sadie Media after 40 years of working in the Canadian film and TV industry is a tremendously exciting moment for me in my professional career,” said Levy in a statement. “What I love most about the work is collaborating with creatives and generating opportunities for their unique stories to be told.
“I have had the good fortune of working with some of our industry’s best, and I look forward to bringing my energy and relationships into this new creative hub and showcasing the next generation of storytellers.”