Breakthrough Appoints New Distribution VP


TORONTO: Breakthrough Entertainment has hired Craig McGillivray as VP of distribution, a title he previously held at Peacock Alley Entertainment.

In his new position, McGillivray will work out of the company's Toronto headquarters. He will be responsible for both international sales and programming acquisitions.

McGillivray most recently served as VP of distribution for Peacock Alley Entertainment. Prior to that, he was a territory manager for DHX Media. Earlier, McGillivray worked as a sales exec at Breakthrough, where he oversaw sales to CEE, Asia, Australia, Latin America and Canada. He began his career at Ironstar Communications, a TV programming sales and distribution company founded by his father, Derek McGillivray.

Nat Abraham, Breakthrough's partner and president of distribution, remarked: "We are delighted to welcome Craig McGillivray back to Breakthrough Entertainment, where he developed his early sales training and left a lasting, positive impression on everyone at the company. Craig is not only recognized in our industry as a dedicated and skilled distribution executive, but is also widely celebrated for his enthusiasm and team spirit."