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Bardel Hires Haasz to Head New Home

Vancouver-based animation studio Bardel Ent. has expanded to Toronto, with the appointment of Sarah Haasz as their Director of Development. A long-time veteran of Corus Ent., Haasz spent ten years in the Original Programming Department of Corus Kids, where she worked as a production exec on over 1500 hours of original content for YTV, Treehouse TV and Discovery Kids Canada.

"I'm happy to have Sarah on our team," says Bardel CEO Delna Bhesania. "It's a double-win for Bardel. With Sarah in Toronto, we'll be able to keep a closer relationship with our Central- and East Coast-based partners, as well as draw on Sarah's expertise from the broadcast realm." In her current role, Sarah will oversee Bardel's development slate with the development team in Vancouver and work on shows that are currently in production.

Bardel Ent. is a leading Canadian entertainment company, involved in the development, production and distribution of high-quality animated programming for all ages. In its 20 year history, Bardel has partnered with a wide variety of companies, including Dreamworks, Disney, Warner Brothers, 4Kids Ent. and Star Farm Prods Inc.