Canada’s BGM, a part of the Sphere Media group, has expanded its creative team, hiring Andrea Griffith for the newly created position of director of content.
The announcement follows a wider reorganization of the group, which sees BGM president Marlo Miazga take on a broader role within the Sphere Media group as president of unscripted. Reporting to Miazga, Griffith will oversee the company’s day-to-day creative, operational and team activities.
For the past decade, Griffith has served as production executive for lifestyle content at Corus Entertainment. Her credits include top-rating series Canada’s Handyman Challenge, Holmes and Holmes, Backyard Builds, Scott’s Vacation House Rules, Big Food Bucket List, Junior Chef Showdown, Family Home Overhaul and Cheese: A Love Story.
Griffith said: “I watched BGM expertly navigate the Kew situation and come out in a powerful position by joining Sphere Media. It made an impact on me. If they could do that, they pretty much can do anything. I’m so thrilled to be joining this resilient, brilliant, globally focussed team.”
In further changes to the creative team, Aidan Denison has been promoted to director of development, where he will work in collaboration with Miazga and Sean Connolly, senior VP of development. In his new role, Denison is responsible for the creation, development and pitching of unscripted primetime and kids’ content, as well as driving projects destined for the international market. Additionally, Azucena Mainero has been promoted to development coordinator from her position as executive assistant. Both Denison and Mainero will report to Connolly.
Marlo Miazga said: “I couldn’t be prouder of the team that is now in place at BGM. The promotion of two rising development stars, Aidan and Azucena, not only gives me enormous pleasure but is a shrewd investment in our creative future. As for Andrea, her incredible instincts for identifying, recruiting and nurturing talent—both in front of and behind the camera—will take BGM to the next level. Andrea was described by her ex-colleagues as ‘the glue, the heart and the brains that have held our team together’. Need I say more?”