MONTREAL, May 14, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Nicola Merola, Vice-President of
International Productions, is pleased to announce the appointment of
Cara Volchoff as the company's Head of Factual Entertainment. "We are
very proud of the groundbreaking documentary programming within the
Pixcom portfolio. The timing is perfect to further develop and
diversify our factual division and I am very excited that Cara is
coming on board to help us do that" said Mr. Merola.
"I am thrilled to be joining the Pixcom family. As a producer, writer,
director and lover of factual entertainment, this opportunity is
incredibly exciting. The creative team at Pixcom is not only innovative
in thought; they are passionate about telling stories that make viewers
think, feel, and react. That is a team I want to be a part of," says
Ms. Volchoff. With over ten years of industry experience, Volchoff has
balanced both sides of the camera and has proudly produced
award-winning series for industry leading production houses and
networks in both Canada and the United States.
Currently, Cara Volchoff is at Pixcom producing THRIFT HUNTERS (Travel & Escape CAN, Spike USA) and recently joined the POP QUIZ (E!) team, with hopes of introducing a slew of new programming to
Pixcom's slate very soon.
As one of Canada's leading independent television producers, Pixcom is
already a power player in the world of high quality documentary series.
Known for telling epic real-life stories centered around dangerous
environments, workplaces and subject matter that presents both
logistical and technological challenges, the company now looks to
branch out into additional areas of factual entertainment. "I am
confident that Cara's skill and determination will benefit the company
greatly in cultivating the ongoing growth of our department" remarks
Volchoff, who will essentially focus on Life Style and Variety, is
joining the International Productions permanent team: Manu Wiecha, Head
of Factual - Documentary Series, and Meredith Fowke, Content Producer,
Development. Fowke's talent is behind the creation of many hit series
in Pixcom's English language catalogue. Wiecha, instrumental in
getting most of the large international doc series off the ground that
Pixcom is known for, is currently overseeing 5 series in production
aimed specifically at the Canadian and international markets: LICENCE TO DRILL (28 x 60 minutes), DANGEROUS FLIGHTS (18 x 60 minutes) and HOUSE JACKERS (10 x 60 minutes), for Discovery Channel Canada, as well as CANADIAN RESTORERS (9 x 60 minutes) and BOMB HUNTERS (15 x 60 minutes) for History Television.
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