John Morayniss renews long-term deal at eOne Television

The Los Angeles-based exec will lead the indie studio's TV arm through 2018.

Major growth in Entertainment One’s TV production and distribution business has seen John Morayniss, CEO of eOne Television, rewarded with a new long-term contract.

Toronto-based eOne did not disclose the terms of his latest agreement. But Los Angeles-based Morayniss will continue to lead the studio’s TV arm through 2018.

That follows Moryaniss growing eOne’s TV business to around $300 million in annual revenue.

Morayniss will continue to steer eOne Television’s development, production, financing, licensing and worldwide distribution activities for both original and third-party scripted and unscripted series.

eOne TV hits its produces and distributes internationally includes Rookie Blue, Welcome to Sweden, Bitten, Klondike, The Book of Negroes and The Walking Dead.

The Canadian producer’s TV arm delivered in all over 300 half-hours of programming in 2014.

That activity comes via first-look and output partnerships, including with AMC Networks and Sundance TV.

Back in Canada, eOne recently acquired Paperny Entertainment and Four Four Entertainment, and stateside took a major stake in The Mark Gordon Company to keep programming moving through its pipeline.