Breakthrough Sets Up New York Hub

TORONTO/NEW YORK: Increasing its presence in the U.S. market, Breakthrough Entertainment has established a new corporate office in New York, to be led by Beth Fraikorn.

Fraikorn, an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and a seasoned content and business development executive, steps into the role of head of alternative content for the U.S. at Breakthrough. She will oversee the company’s development and production activities in nonfiction and reality for the U.S. market as well as handle business development and joint partnerships with U.S. independent production companies, broadcasters and digital platforms.

Nat Abraham, partner at Breakthrough, said, “We could not be more thrilled to have Beth lead our U.S. business development activities. Beth brings to Breakthrough an impressive career in forging successful co-productions, creating high-profile original content and strengthening alliances with top U.S. broadcast, cable and digital programmers. Under Beth’s guidance, our New York office will serve to further expand Breakthrough Entertainment’s long and successful association with the broadcast and production community in the U.S.”

Fraikorn commented, “I have followed Breakthrough Entertainment’s growing success in the U.S. for many years as a producer and distributor of the highest quality television and filmed entertainment. The New York office reinforces Breakthrough’s strong commitment toward achieving a long and mutually successful alliance with the U.S. production and broadcast community. I am proud to be a part of this significant expansion and work alongside Breakthrough’s highly respected management team.”