Kids’ CBC Names Pair of Production Execs


OTTAWA: Kids’ CBC has appointed Marie McCann and Drew Mullin as executives in charge of production for children’s content.

Mullin, an award-winning writer, director, producer and composer, has been creating kids’ media, performing arts programs and commercials for the past 20 years. He has co-developed and directed numerous shows for TVO and contributed to the channel’s live programming block. McCann is returning to CBC after serving in the same position from 2007 to 2012. She previously oversaw the preschool team at TVO, where she led the creation of Gisele’s Big Backyard and Kids’ Canada. She is also the author of a children’s book.

McCann and Mullin will both work under Martin Markle, the senior director of children’s content for CBC Television, who said: “Marie and Drew have a lot of heart and creativity, and I’m thrilled to have them join Kids’ CBC. Both have hands-on experience writing, directing and producing top-notch content for kids. Their artistic instincts will shine through as they work with our independent production partners.”