McGillivray Entertainment Media Appoints Nanci MacLean As Chief Operating Officer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORONTO (April 25, 2022) – Angela Jennings, president of leading factual, lifestyle, and reality production company McGillivray Entertainment Media Inc. (MEM), announced today the appointment of media industry veteran Nanci MacLean as Chief Operating Officer of the company, effective immediately.
In the newly created position and reporting directly to Jennings, MacLean is responsible for day-to-day management of the company, including planning and executing the content development and business growth strategies for the rapidly expanding organization. As COO, MacLean will work closely with MEM’s creative teams on development and production, while leveraging her extensive broadcast experience to liaise with content providers around the world.
“With this strategic hire, MEM is doubling down on our ambitious growth plans by bolstering our team with the tremendous industry experience and high-calibre leadership that Nanci provides,” said Jennings. “We welcome Nanci’s broad business perspective along with her focus on inclusive culture, to grow our business while retaining our commitment to supporting the employees that make MEM so successful.”
“I’m delighted to join a company with such a clear vision for its future, and I look forward to contributing to the realization of those goals,” said MacLean. “Scott McGillivray and Angela Jennings have created a business that holds creativity paramount among its employees and partners to achieve success, and I’m excited to help take MEM to the next level.”
Nanci MacLean has more than 20 years of experience in content creation, talent development, operations, team leadership, and sustainability practices, and is a committed advocate of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Previously, she was President, Pinewood Toronto Studios, where she oversaw one of the largest purpose-built production studios in Canada, as well as Vice-President, Bell Media Studios, where she was responsible for all aspects of production for the in-house content divisions of Bell Media’s conventional and specialty channels. MacLean is the co-creator of national morning show, YOUR MORNING and the hit daytime talk series THE SOCIAL, and oversaw the genre-defining entertainment news program ETALK and the multiple award-winning THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW. She was responsible for a long list of award-winning live productions including the MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS and CANADA’S WALK OF FAME, as well as live red-carpet productions ETALK AT THE OSCARS and ETALK AT THE JUNO AWARDS, and more. MacLean also led Bell Media’s Exploration Production Inc. (EPI), which produced the acclaimed international MIGHTY SHIPS and MIGHTY PLANES formats.
Most recently, MacLean was Vice President, Studios and Sustainable Production Services for MBS Equipment Company Canada, where she led the company’s Sustainable Solutions for Production program. An alumna of Harvard Business School’s world-class General Management Program, MacLean was named Trailblazer of the Year by Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) in 2016.
McGillivray Entertainment Media Inc. is currently producing SCOTT’S VACATION HOUSE RULES and RENOVATION RESORT for HGTV Canada, as well as CANADA’S GOT TALENT for Citytv. McGillivray and Jennings have received more than 10 Canadian Screen Award nominations and three wins for their productions, as well as a spot on the Reelscreen Global 100 list.
About McGillivray Entertainment Media Inc.
Established in 2014, McGillivray Entertainment Media Inc. (MEM) is a leading factual, lifestyle and reality production company, creating high-rated, original content for Canadian and U.S. broadcasters. An initial focus on the lifestyle genre launched the company to great success and created a robust library of content now distributed on multiple platforms, in markets around the globe. MEM’s strong development slate and accelerated investment continues to answer the rapidly changing needs of broadcasters and streamers, and has resulted in expansive growth, bringing exciting, original content to diverse audiences worldwide. The company is rooted in strong, foundational relationships with strategic partners, buyers, and creatives alike. MEM constantly delivers beyond what’s expected, and ensures its content meets the highest industry and creative standards. Visit www.meminc.ca for more information.
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