Lindsay Macadam to lead scripted development at Great Pacific

The hire is an expansion of a cross-pollination strategy that sees Great Pacific Media producing scripted properties based on factual IP.

Vancouver HeadshotsThunderbird Entertainment has hired producer Lindsay Macadam (pictured) to lead scripted development at its factual division Great Pacific Media.

The newly created role will see Macadam develop scripted film and television projects based on real-life events, both current and historic. Macadam will report to Mark Miller, Thunderbird president and Great Pacific Media CEO, and Wendy McKernan, VP at Great Pacific Media.

Macadam has previously served as a producer at Vancouver-based Foundation Features. She has worked on several film and television projects, including Bell Media series Motive and the Netflix film Brain on Fire, alongside Charlize Theron’s banner Denver and Delilah Productions.

Macadam’s experience working with Canadian and U.S. studios will give Great Pacific Media a better understanding of “the creative, operational and financial aspects of scripted productions,” according to Miller in a statement.

The hire is a continuation of Thunderbird’s strategy of mining unscripted IP to develop scripted content. When MacKernan was promoted to VP of Great Pacific Media in January in 2019, the company said a facet of her role was to develop fact-based events into scripted projects.

Thunderbird recently launched a U.K. coproduction division, led by Ed Sayer, with a focus on producing factual content.