VANCOUVER, Dec. 5, 2018 /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, congratulates its CEO, Jennifer Twiner McCarron, for being named Playback Magazine's 2018 "Exec of the Year." In receiving this recognition, Twiner McCarron is being acknowledged as the most innovative, interesting and successful executive of 2018, as determined by Playback's editorial team.
"Jenn is a leader well-known for her creativity, accessibility and a strong desire to produce quality content that makes a positive contribution to the world. We are so proud that she has been named Playback's 2018 Exec of the Year," says Ivan Fecan, Executive Chair of the Board, Thunderbird Entertainment Group. "Our entire Board feels very fortunate to have Jenn as our CEO."
Twiner McCarron joined Atomic Cartoons as head of production in 2011, where she helped grow the company from 25 artists to more than 450. In 2016, when Thunderbird acquired the company, Twiner McCarron was promoted to the role of President and CEO of Atomic. Under her leadership, Atomic shifted from being primarily a service hub, to become a full-fledged, independent content creator, producing content such as Beat Bugs and The Last Kids on Earth for Netflix, and optioning the rights to New York Times best selling books, such as Savannah Guthrie'sPrincesses Wear Pants.
In June 2018, Twiner McCarron was appointed CEO of Thunderbird Entertainment, a role which oversees all of the Company's animated, factual and scripted divisions. In October 2018, she led the Company through its listing on the TSX V, and in December 2018, Twiner McCarron oversaw the Company's first major expansion, with the opening of a new production hub in Ottawa, Canada.
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.
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