Blink49 Studios has set up an unscripted arm to develop a slate of nonfiction entertainment targeting the Canadian and international marketplace.
Toby Dormer will lead the new division as executive VP of unscripted television, with Allison Brough as VP of unscripted television.
Based in Vancouver, Dormer will report to John Morayniss, CEO of Blink49 Studios, and will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s unscripted business, including overseeing development, production and related strategic initiatives. Reporting to Dormer and based in Toronto, Brough will take the lead on the creation of Blink49’s unscripted portfolio.
Most recently, Dormer was executive VP of unscripted for Canada at Entertainment One (eOne). Brough previously served as VP of development for unscripted television and head of eOne’s podcast network.
“We’re thrilled to be launching our unscripted division with Toby and Allison leading the charge,” said Morayniss. “They are a formidable team with stellar reputations and an impressive track record of developing and producing a compelling and diverse slate of unscripted content for a global market. I can’t think of a better fit for us.”
“Allison and I are delighted to be joining Blink49 and working with John and the team to create world-class Canadian unscripted content,” added Dormer. “We’re looking forward to developing a broad slate of original programming and collaborating with other Canadian producers to create inclusive, innovative, and entertaining content. The caliber and diversity of storytelling emerging from Canada at the moment is incredible, and we can’t wait to share it with the world.”