Cream Productions bolsters team with promotions

Former VP of production Patrick Cameron has been upped to SVP of operations among four key exec changes for the Toronto-based factual producer.

Toronto’s Cream Productions has unveiled four key exec moves this week, including a new SVP and head of post.

Former VP of production Patrick Cameron (pictured) has been promoted to the position of SVP of operations, working with CEO David Brady and president Kate Harrison Karman to manage the company’s day to day. Cameron has more than two decades of experience, including the Netflix series Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, which hit No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 4 for the streamer globally.

Shawn Gerrard will be the prodco’s new head of post-production. Gerrard has over a decade of experience, working with platforms and networks such as Netflix, BBC and PBS.

Matt MacLellan and Francine DiBacco, meanwhile, have been tapped as supervising line producers, reporting to Cameron.

MacLellan is a veteran of the Toronto film industry, working on projects for clients such as Netflix, Hulu and CNN. He will oversee the company’s team of line producers, as well as managing complete schedules and budgets for Cream’s development slate.

DiBacco previously served as production manager, stickhandling series for Netflix, History Channel and Discovery UK. She will manage Cream’s production office, train and mentor team members, and also do budgeting and scheduling with MacLellan.

“This trio of promotions reflects our passionate storytelling and the unparalleled talent we curate and develop at Cream Productions,” says Cameron. “Gerrard, MacLellan and DiBacco’s in-depth knowledge of television and film, coupled with their enthusiasm and energy, will advance our commitment to creating exciting experiences for our clients and viewers.”

This story by Brendan Christie originally appeared in Realscreen