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Scott Brothers Entertainment makes series of personnel moves

Toronto-based production company Scott Brothers Entertainment announced a series of personnel moves this week. The prodco hired Jillian Brand as its senior vice president of development. EVP Josie Crimi also appointed a ...
May 27, 2022

Toronto-based production company Scott Brothers Entertainment announced a series of personnel moves this week.

The prodco hired Jillian Brand as its senior vice president of development. EVP Josie Crimi also appointed a new executive producing team that includes new appointments like Bree Tiffin as current programming executive and Jane Van Deuren as current production executive.

In her new role, Brand will oversee development of non-scripted projects. Previously, she developed scripted and unscripted programming for platforms like the Food Network, HGTV, Facebook Watch, MTV, Lifetime, Discovery and Freeform.

Tiffin is an Emmy-nominated senior media executive and innovative content producer with more than 20 years of experience in factual entertainment and unscripted genres. Prior to SBE, Tiffin served as vice president of content for Crooked Horse, a division of Boat Rocker Media, where she worked to create, develop and executive produce original series like Late Nite Eats, Vintage Tech Hunters and History in the Making. She’s served as showrunner on SBE productions in the past, including Property Brothers: Forever Home.

In Van Deuren’s new role, she’ll oversee series like The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich, Making It Home and The Nate and Jeremiah Home Project. She has previously worked at the Food Network and on HGTV series like Sarah’s House, For Rent and Income Property. She first joined Scott Brothers Entertainment in 2016, working as executive producer on several of its series.

Crimi commented that Brand has been brought on to lead a development team committed to focusing on thoughtful and inspiring content that’s inclusive and rooted in good storytelling. She added that Tiffin and Van Deuren are proven leaders and part of the company’s growth, which it has experienced throughout the past two years.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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