TORONTO (December 8, 2016) – Leading Canadian studio Breakthrough Entertainment announced today the appointment of Owen Kelly to the role of International Sales and Acquisition Executive for Feature Films. Kelly, who began at Breakthrough within the Business Affairs team in 2015, will now handle worldwide sales and acquisitions of feature films for the company. Owen will be reporting to Nat Abraham, Partner, President, Distribution.
Owen’s background and love of films will serve to help expand the growing library of titles for the studio, as well as extend the reach of high-quality content developed under the Breakthrough banner.
“We are thrilled to be able to announce Owen as our new sales and acquisition executive,” says Nat Abraham, “His background in business affairs gives him a unique perspective into financing structures for our productions and his sales background will perfectly compliment our current sales team”. Kelly first started his career in feature film sales at Toronto-based international sales agency Cinema Vault Releasing. He then moved on to Global Incentives, where he managed Canadian and US tax credits for some of Canada’s and Hollywood’s leading producers, including Relativity Media, The Weinstein Company and Lions Gate, and for films such as Zero Dark Thirty, The Host and Riddick. It was through this experience Kelly developed his acute sense of tax incentives and finance knowledge, which he utilizes as part of his sales and acquisition skillset.
“I’m incredibly honored to be given this position within Breakthrough, as I have grown close to the team over the past couple of years,” said Owen Kelly, “I am a big admirer of all the great content that Breakthrough both attracts and produces, and I am excited to be a part of the team that can build on that.” Kelly will be working out of the Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment offices while he attends film markets internationally.
About Breakthrough Entertainment Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. is an award winning producer and distributor of premium content for worldwide audiences. The entertainment studio’s operations include the development and distribution of feature films, television and digital content; international co-productions and production services. Breakthrough’s digital media division ranks amongst the industry’s most respected producers of high quality interactive entertainment on mobile and online platforms. Established over 30 years ago, Breakthrough’s library now boasts over 40 feature films and 4000 television episodes which air on major networks and digital channels across the globe. The studio has been recognized with international awards including numerous Geminis, Canadian Screen Awards, and Canadian Comedy Awards. www.breakthroughentertainment.com. Follow @breakthru_ent on Twitter.
For more information or to connect with Owen Kelly please contact: James Tessier, Account Manager, Ireland + Hall Communications Inc. 416-846-6125, email@example.com