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Mercury Welcomes Production Exec From Amberwood Entertainment

Chantal Ling named newest Producer at Mercury Filmworks.

Mercury Filmworks press release:

Mercury Filmworks is pleased to announce the addition of Chantal Ling to its production team. The former Executive Vice-President of Amberwood Entertainment brings over thirteen years of experience in the entertainment industry and a track record of producing outstanding children’s programming such as The Secret World Benjamin Bear for Family Channel, The Snow Queen for BBC and CBC, Rollbots for YTV and most recently Rob the Robot for TVO. Her productions have garnered 5 Gemini Nominations including a Gemini Award for Best Direction in an Animated Series.

“We’re excited to have Chantal onboard” says Mercury President Clint Eland. “Her combination of management skill, creative instinct, and passion for producing quality kid’s entertainment make her a great fit.”

Chantal will report to Vice President of Production Bryan Popowich and oversee the production of a number of animated television programs. Her special focus will be on pilot projects and international co-productions where she can leverage her extensive professional network and past experiences.

Of her new appointment, Ling says, “I’m thrilled to be joining such a well respected and talented group. I look forward to continuing the Mercury tradition of producing compelling content. It’s what I love to do and I’m honoured to be doing it with Mercury.”

Chantal will work from the Mercury Filmworks’ offices in Ottawa starting March 5, 2012.

About Mercury Filmworks Mercury Filmworks is one of Canada's most prolific independent studios and internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Mercury  has helped bring to life many of the most memorable modern animated television and film properties including Jake & the Neverland Pirates, Fish Hooks, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Stella & Sam, Jimmy Two Shoes, Toot & Puddle, Ruby Gloom, Grossology, Gerald McBoing Boing, Curious George: The Movie, Fat Albert, and Looney Tunes: Back In Action. Mercury is proud to be associated with partners such as Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, American Greetings, Entertainment One, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, CBC, Teletoon, YTV, Family Channel, and Treehouse.

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