Rainmaker’s Winder stepping down


Vancouver-based animation specialist Rainmaker Entertainment has revealed that president and executive producer Catherine Winder will leave the company June 30.

She’s departing “to pursue other business opportunities,” the company said yesterday.

Winder’s exit comes eight months after the departure of prior CEO Warren Franklin.

In a statement, company board chairman Tim McElvaine said of Winder: “[she] has brought a creative infusion and direction to Rainmaker and we appreciate her efforts in keeping Rainmaker at the forefront in a very competitive industry. She has built a team of dedicated professionals, and they’ve worked hard together to produce an impressive body of work, including our first feature film, Escape From Planet Earth and the award-winning short Luna. We thank Catherine for all of her hard work and we wish her well as she looks at future endeavors”

For her part, Winder added in the same press release: “I’ve enjoyed my time at Rainmaker. The company has a great team, and I remain highly supportive of Rainmaker and its opportunities ahead. I wish the team continued success.”