Halfire Entertainment Hires First VP of Development


Carol Commisso has been appointed to the newly created position of VP of development at Alias Grace producer Halfire Entertainment.

Commisso has been serving as production executive for original scripted programming at Rogers Media. At Halfire, she is responsible for overseeing all development and the growing slate of scripted series, as well as continuing to foster relationships with the international creative community.

Commisso is based out of Halfire’s Toronto offices. She reports to Noreen Halpern, the company’s CEO.

“Carol has been in the industry for more than 30 years and has worked as both a writer and network executive, so she appreciates and has firsthand experience with what it takes to create great programming,” said Halpern. “She has exceptional taste, which is essential as we expand our slate of projects and the company continues to grow.”

“I’m thrilled to be doing what I love to do with one of the best production companies in the business!” said Commisso.