Former Breakthrough Films & Television distribution director Craig McGillivray and Syndicado president Greg Rubidge have launched a new sales, financing and production company.
10Star Media will be led by McGillivray, of Toronto, who will oversee pre-sales and financing in partnership with independent producers and production companies globally.
The company, which has a slate of shows for sales and pre-sales here at BANFF, will leverage Syndicado’s expertise in streaming and FAST channels to fund “all opportunities,” including development, as well as direct sales and VOD distribution.
McGillivray was recently helped sell and run series such as Cruise ship killers, Rage and characteristic Vicious fun during his time at Breakthrough, after working with Peacock Alley Entertainment as VP of Distribution and DHX Media as Territory Manager.
Rubidge, who worked in banking before moving into TV with Syndicado, said, “Syndicado’s strength with major streamers and FAST players has created an incredible opportunity for us to move into pre-sales, funding and to production in partnership with our long-term producer customers. .
“Having known Craig from his past roles and developing this new idea that works strategically alongside Syndicado, was a no-brainer and our partnership was born.”