Toronto. ON – Canamedia, a division of Magic Lantern Media and Canada’s longest
established broadcast distribution and production Company, has appointed Bill
McGowan to lead the broadcast distribution and acquisitions team.
Bill will join Andrea Stokes, Manager, International Sales, at MIPTV (booth G3.23) with
a new line-up of series and docs including Hellbound?, Saving The Ocean, Infidelity, and
As a current member of the senior management team of Magic Lantern Media, Bill brings
over 25 years of experience in the distribution business and has led the company’s growth
in new digital markets, on-line delivery and has opened non-theatrical markets for our
producers of quality broadcast content. Understanding the needs of broadcasters and the
many new digital and multi-platform markets for producers, this new role will help
advance Canamedia’s overall reach.
“Bill’s experience with content distribution in North American and International markets
together with his excellent producer relationships developed over many years will help
drive our Canamedia division forward” says Doug Connolly, President of Magic Lantern
“I look forward to working with Andrea Stokes and building on the great work done to
date for the producers we represent while connecting with old friends and making new
ones in the broadcast industry” says Bill McGowan.
About Canamedia: Established in 1978, Canamedia is one of the longest established
distribution and production companies in Canada, representing quality programming
internationally to broadcasters and all content providers. Acquired by Magic Lantern Inc.,
Canamedia is now part of a growing enterprise that offers all aspects of worldwide
distribution, original production and production services. As one of the industry’s leading
distributors, the company has an extensive catalogue of lifestyle, factual, entertainment,
travel, adventure, outdoor and documentary programming in both 2D and 3D, in addition
to a vast library of educational content, available on multiple platforms.
About Magic Lantern Media: A leading Canadian multi-media company integrating
distribution, production, television and digital applications serving the education and
broadcast industries. The company operates from offices in Toronto, Vancouver and
Saint John, NB, with over 50 agents and representatives worldwide.
For More Information Contact: Andrea Stokes