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**Company Background and Acquisitions**:
– Thunderbird Entertainment Group founded as Thunderbird Films in 2003 by Tim Gamble and Michael Shepard.
– Lionsgate Founder, Frank Giustra, became a major shareholder in Thunderbird in February 2012.
– Thunderbird Entertainment partnered with Lionsgate to form Sea to Sky Entertainment in March 2012.
– Acquisitions include Reunion Pictures in April 2013, Great Pacific Media in December 2014, Thunderbird Releasing in September 2014, and Atomic Cartoons in July 2015.

**Production Companies and Series**:
– Great Pacific Media specializes in documentaries, game shows, and reality TV.
– Notable series produced by Great Pacific Media include ‘Highway Thru Hell’ and ‘Heavy Rescue: 401.’
– Thunderbird Releasing is a London-based film distribution company focusing on arthouse and independent cinema.
– Atomic Cartoons co-produced ‘Beat Bugs,’ featuring covers of Beatles songs.
– ‘Queen of the Oil Patch’ is a Canadian documentary series following Massey Whiteknife/Iceis Rain.

**Global Distribution and Consumer Products Division**:
– Established in January 2021 with Richard Goldsmith as President.
– Goldsmith brings experience in leading distribution and consumer products divisions.
– Spearheading ventures with Thunderbird and Atomic Cartoons.

**Upcoming and Recent Productions**:
– Upcoming projects include adaptations of ‘Eerie Elementary’ and ‘The Marrow Thieves.’
– Recent productions involve ‘Lego Star Wars Holiday Special’ by Atomic Cartoons and ‘Somewhere Between’ by Thunderbird Entertainment.
– Collaboration with Max Brallier, Jim Henson Company, and various creators for new series.

**Awards, Recognition, and Industry Impact**:
– ‘The Marrow Thieves’ novel adaptation and ‘The Teenager and the Lost Mayan City’ documentary have received acclaim.
– Thunderbird’s involvement in the ‘Blade Runner’ franchise and successful comedy series like ‘Package Deal.’
– Recognized in Fast Company’s 2020 list of the world’s most innovative companies.
– Impactful productions like ‘Molly of Denali’ winning awards and CEO Jennifer Twiner McCarron being named one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

Thunderbird Entertainment Group (formerly Thunderbird Films) is a Canadian film and television entertainment company, with offices in both Canada and the United States of America.

Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc.
FormerlyThunderbird Entertainment
Thunderbird Films
Company typePublic
Founded2003; 21 years ago (2003)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Toronto, Ontario
Los Angeles, California
Ottawa, Ontario
Key people
Jennifer Twiner McCarron (President, CEO and Director); Barb Harwood (CFO); Matthew Berkowitz (CCO), Richard Goldsmith (President, Global Distribution and Consumer Products); Sarah Nathanson (General Counsel)
RevenueIncrease $81.3 million (2020)
Number of employees
1,000 (2018)
SubsidiariesAtomic Cartoons
Great Pacific Media
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