This is the seventh consecutive year the Company has been included in the annual listing.
VANCOUVER, April 10, 2019/CNW/ - Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV:TBRD) ("Thunderbird" or the "Company"), a global multiplatform entertainment company with offices in Los Angeles, London, Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto, is honoured to announce that its factual division, Great Pacific Media, has been named to the Global 100 List by Realscreen. This is the seventh consecutive year the Company has been included in Realscreen'sannual listing of the best production companies working in the non-fiction and unscripted visual content industry, compiled with input from the industry itself.
"It's a true honour to be included in Realscreen's Global 100 List for the seventh year in a row, especially because the list is developed in collaboration with our industry colleagues," says Mark Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Great Pacific Media and President of Thunderbird Entertainment. "This acknowledgement is a testament to the contributions of every single person at Great Pacific Media, and our entire team is excited to be included with the other incredible content creators on the Global 100 List."
Being named to Realscreen's Global 100 List follows another significant acknowledgement of the Company's talent and expertise. In February, Great Pacific Media received three 2019 Canadian Screen Award (CSA) nominations in the category of Best Writing in a Factual Series. The CSA nominations were for Highway Thru Hell and Heavy Rescue: 401, both of which are produced for Bell Media's Discovery Canada, and for Queen of the Oil Patch, which is produced for APTN.
"As with past lists, we polled execs from across the business and our readership, asking them to weigh in on the companies that they feel are trusted partners, as well as the prodcos whose work they consistently admire, and the programming from the past year that struck a chord," writes Barry Walsh, editor and content director for Realscreen, in his introduction to this year's list"As usual, it was difficult to pare the results down to a list 100 companies strong, and meant to represent the non-fiction production communities of multiple territories."1
Realscreen is the only international magazine devoted exclusively to the non-fiction film and television industries. Realscreen aims to bring diverse communities together for dialog, debate and discussion about the global business of factual entertainment.2 Their annual list of the top 100 companies working in unscripted and non-fiction content is determined through input from the industry itself, and is one of the most anticipated reports of the year.
About Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. Thunderbird Entertainment Group is a Vancouver-based global multiplatform entertainment company with offices in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa and London. Thunderbird creates award-winning scripted, unscripted and animated programming for the world's leading digital platforms, as well as Canadian and International broadcasters. Thunderbird's vision is to produce high quality, socially responsible content that makes the world a better place. The Company develops, produces and distributes animated, factual and scripted content through its various divisions, including Atomic Cartoons, Great Pacific Television, Thunderbird Productions and Thunderbird Releasing Limited.
About Great Pacific Media, Thunderbird's Factual Division Thunderbird Entertainment's factual division, Great Pacific Media, is a global leader in television. Started by TV veterans Blair Reekie and Mark Miller, Great Pacific's programs are seen in more than 170 countries. The division specializes in financing and the development, production, co-production, of factual, documentary, game show and reality television. Great Pacific currently produces the highly rated Discovery Canada series Highway Thru Hell and Heavy Rescue: 401, both of which also stream globally on Netflix. Other series include Save My Reno and Worst to First, which air on HGTV, and Queen of the Oil Patch, which recently aired on APTN.