MEDIA RELEASE: Morwyn Brebner and Andrew Akman Launch Husk Media in Partnership with Cineflix Media
Cineflix Media is teaming up with award-winning showrunner Morwyn Brebner and TV executive Andrew Akman to launch Husk Media, a new television production company.
Toronto-based Husk Media will develop and produce programming for broadcasters and streamers worldwide. With Brebner spearheading creative efforts and Akman leading commercial affairs, the company will focus on projects created by Brebner, as well as projects in partnership with emerging and established writers and showrunners.
Cineflix will provide Husk Media with start-up financing and operating support, and has a first-look to distribute the shingle’s content internationally. The new production company joins Cineflix’s growing joint venture lineup which includes Mirage producer Connect3 Media and International Emmy® Award-winning Marcella producer Buccaneer Media.
Most recently honoured as 2021 Showrunner of the Year by the Writers Guild of Canada, Morwyn Brebner has produced premium scripted television for networks and platforms around the world, and is behind some of the longest-running, most successful dramas ever produced in Canada. Brebner’s credits include creating global hitCoroner (CBC/The CW Network/NBCUniversal International Networks), as well as co-creating supernatural medical series Saving Hope (CTV/ION) and police drama Rookie Blue (ABC/Global Television).
Andrew Akman brings more than 20 years of experience in production, distribution, and broadcasting. He has held senior management positions at some of Canada’s largest media and entertainment companies and will be transitioning out of his current role as COO at Cineflix Media.
“Husk Media is an opportunity to give voice to rising stars whose stories need to be told on a global scale, while allowing me to continue to develop original content that connects to the here and now. We have the privilege of knowing some of the brightest talent in the business, and will build an inclusive hub for creatives to call home,” said Morwyn Brebner.
“We see huge possibilities in the global market for companies led by strong creative voices. And we couldn’t be happier to be collaborating with the amazing team at Cineflix as we build this new venture together,” said Andrew Akman.
“Strategic partnerships are the cornerstone of our success, and we’re particularly excited to support Morwyn and Andrew’s vision and help bring their projects to life. Their wealth of experience and strong leadership, coupled with Morwyn’s passion for telling stories that are alive, timely, and resonate with global audiences is sure to result in must-see TV,” said Peter Emerson, President, Cineflix Media.
About Cineflix Media
Creating, producing, and distributing distinctive factual and scripted programming, the Cineflix Media group includes Cineflix Productions, Cineflix Rights, Cineflix Studios, Buccaneer Media, Connect3 Media, and a hub of producers from the US, UK, and Canada with whom we share strategic partnerships through joint ventures, first-look deals, and co-productions. With a catalogue of more than 5,000 hours of select programming across a wide range of genres, Cineflix is behind some of TV’s most popular and long-running shows.
For more information, please contact:
Mark Ogle, OH Communications (for Cineflix Media)
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Cineflix Media Inc.
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