Shaftesbury Films announces departure of Jonathan Barker

    TORONTO, March 17 /CNW/ - Shaftesbury Films Inc. has announced that after
12 years of working together and numerous significant achievements, Christina
Jennings and Jonathan Barker have decided to end their partnership and
co-leadership of Shaftesbury. Ms. Jennings remains the Chairman and CEO of
    Mr. Barker, who was President and Co-CEO of Shaftesbury, has left the
Company and he and IMAX Corporation co-founder Robert Kerr have taken over
sole control and management of Giant Screen film company SK Films Inc.

    About Shaftesbury Films

    Founded in 1987, Shaftesbury Films has established a reputation as one of
Canada's leading producers of high quality film and television programming.
Recent productions include the new one-hour drama series Murdoch Mysteries for
Citytv, the fourth season of the TV series ReGenesis for The Movie Network,
Movie Central and Showcase; the TV movies In God's Country and Eight Days to
Live, both featuring Kelly Rowan and both delivering record breaking ratings
for CTV; and The Robber Bride, the Emmy-nominated TV movie starring Gemini
award-winner Mary-Louise Parker for CBC. Shaftesbury Films also produces a
variety of kids' programming, including the highly successful kids' series
Life with Derek, currently airing on Family Channel and Disney Channel, and
broadcast in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit the Shaftesbury website at

For further information:

For further information: Sue Baldaro, Shaftesbury Films,, (416) 363-1411 X 154, (416) 573-8481 mobile

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