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Rainmaker Promotes Kylie Ellis to VP, Production

Ellis to oversee production at Vancouver-based animation studio’s television division, Mainframe Entertainment.

Vancouver-based animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted its Director of Production, Kylie Ellis, to the newly created position of Vice President of Production at the Mainframe Entertainment television division. Ellis’ promotion underscores Rainmaker’s commitment to expand the TV division’s original content and service work productions with its first project in production and several in active development. Ellis reports to Rainmaker Entertainment Senior Vice President of Production and Operations, Kim Dent Wilder.

“Since Michael Hefferon took over the reins of Rainmaker Entertainment two years ago, he has not only expanded the focus of the company in the feature film arena, but also embraced its historical television roots, with the re-launch of Mainframe and ramp-up of a slate of new TV projects now in the pipeline, including the reboot of ReBoot,” commented Dent Wilder in making the announcmeent. “Kylie has proven herself to be invaluable to the company with her commitment to innovation, creativity and professionalism, and her well-deserved promotion and increased responsibilities will support the company’s developments, original productions and work for hire projects.”

As Vice President of Production, Ellis is Mainframe’s direct conduit to its established partners and clients. Having served as executive in charge of production for Rainmaker’s first feature film, Escape From Planet Earth, Ellis now oversees the 104 10-minute episodes of the new CG-animated Bob the Builder series for HIT Entertainment, along with the development process for Rainmaker’s original content projects, including ReBoot. Throughout her career, Ellis has worked in a variety of production roles on marquee projects, including Ed, Edd and Eddy for Cartoon Network, Zeke’s Pad for YTV Canada and Channel 7 Australia, and Edgar & Ellen.

Source: Rainmaker Entertainment

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.