TORONTO, July 7, 2021 – Toronto-based, Emmy-nominated production company Media Headquarters (MHQ) is happy to announce several changes to its team. Melanie Brobyn has been promoted to Executive Producer and Vice President while industry veteran Dave Shippel joins the team as Chief Financial Officer. Rounding out the team’s expansion is Drew Carnwath, who joins as Development Producer.
“Since the repurchase of Media Headquarters, the company has entered an exciting new chapter, growing rapidly and pursuing new opportunities and partnerships,” said Robert Cohen, CEO and Founder at Media Headquarters. “We have the largest and most diverse slate of content yet and these new promotions and hires will support our ongoing development and production goals.”
Media Headquarters’ expanding team brings together highly successful executives with track records of leadership and creative accomplishment.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Dave to Media Headquarters, as his deep understanding of the television marketplace will help steer us into our next chapter, and Drew, whose creative talents will be an asset to our team,” said Robert Cohen. “Additionally, Melanie’s new role is an exciting next step given her exceptional experience producing hit television projects.”
For their continued leadership in content creation in the non-fiction and unscripted realm, Media Headquarters was recently recognized in Realscreen’s Global 100 list for the eighth consecutive year. Currently, the company is wrapping production on the second season of Salvage Kings on History and expanding the company’s internationally-successful Smartest Person format, which has been sold in 15 territories to date. Media Headquarters will be making several more announcements in the coming months about upcoming projects.
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