The Bizable Media team works with creative producers and other rights holders to facilitate, finance, manage and deliver exceptional screen-based content. Our clients are passionate creators of stand-out dramas, documentaries and comedies who appreciate our deep industry knowledge and our effective navigation of the business and compliance aspects that ensure a successful production experience.
• Corporate and project structuring to enhance producer’s position
• Project budgeting, financing and recoupment
• Tax credits and interjurisdictional opportunities
• Identifying and clarifying underlying rights issues
• Accounting set up and statutory compliance
• Contractual deliverables
• Accounts receivable
• Tax credits
• Interim financing
• Statutory and guild requirements
• Early stage development
• Identifying funding/financing opportunities
• Key talent negotiation
• Longer term business development strategy
As one of Canada’s most respected business-minded producers, Janice brings to Bizable Media years of expertise in developing and financing a variety of screen-based content. Janice has produced and overseen hundreds of hours of dramatic, documentary, factual and interactive content that has won awards and sold internationally. From 2005 – 2013 she held the senior role of Vice-President Production for White Pine Pictures where she honed her skills in business management. Over her career, she has formed strong relationships with the creative community, broadcasters, buyers, financiers and lenders. Janice currently serves on the OMDC Screen-based Industry Advisory Committee and is an active committee member of the CMPA.
Kathy is a trusted business partner and collaborator in realizing creative partners’ visions. She was instrumental in building organizations (ACFTP, the Aspergers Society of Ontario) and managing and professionalizing private companies (Norstar Entertainment, Canadian Accents, Ilana C Frank Films). Producer of more than 160 hours of television drama, Kathy has also produced several features, both documentary and dramatic, and 50+ web related extensions of television series. An entertainment lawyer since 1983, Kathy is an expert in listening to and advising clients, negotiating, drafting and implementing entertainment agreements.
Lucy Veale is an experienced business affairs specialist who understands the needs of creative producers in film, television and digital media. She served as the Business Affairs Analyst in the entertainment group at Dentons Canada LLC and was the Business Affairs Coordinator at Shaftesbury where she worked on high profile television series and projects produced by their digital division. Previously, she was the Director of Development and Associate Producer at Accent Entertainment. Lucy has also spent time in Los Angeles working at a boutique talent management company that specializes in bringing Canadians to L.A. She is a member of WIFT-T and a dedicated Girl Guide leader.
Philippa Nicholl joined Bizable Media through the CMPA's Ontario Production Program. Prior, Philippa earned a B.A in History at Queen’s University, a certificate of Film Production from Ryerson’s Chang School of Continuing Studies and a Graduate Certificate of Film and Television Business from Centennial College. Since joining the team Philippa has quickly immersed herself in all aspects of business affairs including developing a facility for financing and production planning. She has managed many successful funding applications, while also providing beneficial tax credit administration and production support. She is an avid consumer of television with a keen interest in offering business support to our film and television clients.
With over a decade of production and accounting experience in film and television – Audrey is a key part of the Bizable Media team. She has particular expertise in documentary production and financial management for artists and small businesses in the media industry. Her passion to support creators manage their finances and grow their businesses led her to pursue formal accountancy education. Audrey recently passed the challenging CPA CFE examinations and is now working towards her CPA designation. In addition to her work at Bizable Media, Audrey is the financial controller at Primitive Entertainment.
After nearly two decades as a CFO in public relations, Linda transitioned into the film & television industry. Along with post production accounting, Linda provides development, preproduction, and production accounting services for Bizable's clients. Ancillary services include payroll and preparation of comprehensive tax credit schedules. Linda has been working in the film & television industry for about 10 years.
Sakina brings her artistic sensibilities to her role as Accounting Assistant at Bizable Media. With a background in Environmental Design from OCAD she demonstrates both big picture thinking and a detail oriented approach that make her a valued part of our business team. In addition to working in financial support roles at Calforex (foreign exchange) and TIFF, Sakina has been an active volunteer with arts organizations including Nuit Blanche, Doors Open and OCAD. She is currently undertaking her CPA course of studies with a view to working in film and television in an accounting role.
“As a Nunavut-based production company with limited access to Canada's film and television Industry, Bizable has been instrumental to us in reaching our goals of producing our first independent television series.”
STACEY AGLOK MACDONALD
Partner/Producer at Qanukiaq Studios Inc.
“All the talent in the world isn't worth much without locking down the deals. Bizable Media knows how to stickhandle the business to make sure you land them."
Filmmaker, The Cutting Factory
“Excellent business affairs services with experience, patience, and a sense of humour. I couldn't imagine producing without having Bizable on the team!”
President/Accent Entertainment/EP of TallBoyz
“The support that Janice & Kathy have provided A Better Man has been invaluable. Offering the highest standard in business affairs and strategic planning for our film, Bizable has helped us achieve the excellence that we envisioned for our project. I look forward to working with Bizable’s team on future projects.”
Partner/Producer at Intervention Productions Inc.
“Bizable are adept and accomplished. I’ve never had a production run better. They do it all – strategy, planning, packaging and it’s painless. The best decision I’ve ever made in the biz.”
President of Distinct Features/EP of Hard Rock Medical
“Bizable is a pleasure to work with in every way. They are efficient, courteous and strategic. Best of all, they’re nice people who care about their work.”
President, Primitive Entertainment
“So incredibly thankful for Bizable’s know-how and support in bringing nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up into the world.”
“I found Bizable to be a pleasure to work with. They provide invaluable and efficacious assistance to any production drawing on an incredible breadth of knowledge and industry experience.”
Vice-President, Blue Ice Pictures