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In advance of planned expansion, Insight CEO John Brunton & COO Barbara Bowlby today announced, effective immediately, showrunners Erin Brock, Lindsay Cox, and Mark Lysakowski have been made Senior Vice Presidents and Rahmiel Rothenberg has been promoted to General Counsel and VP, Legal & Business Affairs. To coincide with the expansion, Susy Papais was promoted to VP of Finance in March. In addition, Brunton and Bowlby announced the creation of an executive team that will focus on long-term strategic planning as Insight looks to grow the company and expand its global business. This newly struck senior management team is comprised of Brock, Cox, Lysakowski, Rothenberg, and Papais, along with Brunton and Bowlby.

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Insight Productions’ 35th Anniversary honoured with Academy Icon Award

Insight Production Company Ltd. is honoured to win the newly minted Academy Icon Award on its 35th anniversary, it was announced today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. The Academy Icon Award is an Academy Special Award presented by the Academy Board of Directors to mark important achievements in Canada’s screen industry.

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Joke or Choke set to air on The Comedy Network!

What happens when you give stand up comedians a topic for a new bit, with little time to prepare and no opportunity to test their material? Find out on Joke or Choke! Tune in to The Comedy Network on Friday, December 12th at 9 p.m. A half-hour stand-up comedy competition show that takes four of Canada’s funniest comics and pits them against one another on stage in front of a live studio audience in a no-holds barred comedic throwdown.

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Chris Jericho wins Best Actor and Best New Web Series!

“But I’m Chris Jericho” star Chris Jericho, takes home the ‘Best Actor’ award at the 2014 Marseille Web Fest. The Marseille Web Fest is the international festival of web-series. Offering two days of screenings of the best 25 web series from around the world.

“But I’m Chris Jericho” also won ‘Best New Web Series’ at The 2014 Cynopsis Model D Awards and has garnered a tremendous amount of media coverage and international exposure, and is the recipient of several awards, nominations and other accolades.

Barbara Bowlby honoured by WIFT-T

Barbara Bowlby, president and COO of Insight Productions, will be presented with the outstanding achievement in business Crystal Award at the 2014 Women in Film and Television Awards gala. The awards, to be presented on Dec. 2 at Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto, recognize the extraordinary achievements of Canadian men and women in the television, film and digital media industries.

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The Amazing Race Canada & Big Brother Canada Reach #1

Insight Productions produced two of the biggest ratings hits of the year with CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada and Shaw Media’s Big Brother Canada.

With confirmed numbers now in, blockbuster hit The Amazing Race Canada is the most-watched Canadian program of the year with an average audience of 2.8 million viewers on CTV; the #1 Summer series overall; and the #2 television series in Canada behind only CTV’s The Big Bang Theory.* More than three million Canadians tuned in to see Mickey & Pete’s pantless victory lap in the season finale.

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