Angela Jennings, President, McGillivray Entertainment Media Inc. (MEM) is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Bickerton as Executive Producer, McGillivray Entertainment Media. Bickerton joins MEM to support Showrunners, Series Producers, and the development team in the creative strategy of the company and focus on the expansion of the business into new genres. His position begins immediately.
Bickerton’s name is synonymous with many of the country’s biggest award-winning shows like Canada’s Drag Race and The Amazing Race Canada to the incredibly buzzworthy original Netflix series Blown Away. For 20 years, he has created and shaped must-see content for audiences around the globe.
Mike Bickerton “In my career I’ve had the privilege of working on high-profile series that connect audiences with uniquely talented characters and their personal stories,” said Bickerton. “I’m excited to work with the team at McGillivray to bring my experience to the company’s slate and develop new content that will keep audiences engaged and entertained.”
“Mike Bickerton is an amazing talent who we are thrilled to add to our team,” said Angela Jennings, President, McGillivray Entertainment Media. “Mike’s much-admired leadership ability, as well as his breadth of knowledge and experience with reality/competition series is an incredible asset to us as we focus on the company’s expansion.”
Possessing a multi-award-winning range of skills, Bickerton is one of Canada’s leading factual television creatives. He is a well-respected executive with an enviable, diverse resume, encompassing some of the world’s biggest format productions. Bickerton has been a Showrunner, Producer, and Director in adaptations of world-renowned formats like Canada’s Drag Race, The Amazing Race Canada, Canadian Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance Canada, as well as original hit series like Netflix’s Blown Away.
Bickerton has a passion for telling authentic, compelling stories that shows in his work which has resonated with audiences, critics, and peers for 20 years. His has earned Canadian Screen Awards for multiple projects and even more nominations for his outstanding body of work. Most recently he took home trophies for Best Reality/Competition Series and Best Writing for Canada’s Drag Race at the 2021 ceremony.
About McGillivray Entertainment Media Inc.
Established in 2014, McGillivray Entertainment Media Inc. (MEM) is a leading factual, lifestyle and reality production company, creating high-rated, original content for Canadian and US broadcasters. An initial focus on the lifestyle genre launched the company to great success and created a robust library of content now distributed on multiple platforms, in markets across the globe. MEM’s strong development slate and accelerated investment continues to answer the rapidly changing needs of broadcasters and streamers, and has resulted in expansive growth, bringing exciting, original content to diverse audiences worldwide. The company is rooted in strong, foundational relationships with strategic partners, buyers, and creatives alike. MEM constantly delivers beyond what’s expected, and ensures its content meets the highest industry and creative standards. meminc.ca
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