From a media release:
Cineflix Media is teaming up with award-winning showrunner Morwyn Brebner and TV executive Andrew Akman to launch Husk Media, a new television production company.
Toronto-based Husk Media will develop and produce programming for broadcasters and streamers worldwide. With Brebner spearheading creative efforts and Akman leading commercial affairs, the company will focus on projects created by Brebner, as well as projects in partnership with emerging and established writers and showrunners.
Cineflix will provide Husk Media with start-up financing and operating support, and has a first-look to distribute the shingleâ€™s content internationally. The new production company joins Cineflixâ€™s growing joint venture lineup which includes Mirage producer Connect3 Media and International EmmyÂ® Award-winning Marcella producer Buccaneer Media.
Most recently honoured as 2021 Showrunner of the Year by the Writers Guild of Canada, Morwyn Brebner has produced premium scripted television for networks and platforms around the world, and is behind some of the longest-running, most successful dramas ever produced in Canada. Brebnerâ€™s credits include creating global hit Coroner (CBC/The CW Network/NBCUniversal International Networks), as well as co-creating supernatural medical series Saving Hope (CTV/ION) and police drama Rookie Blue (ABC/Global Television).
Andrew Akman brings more than 20 years of experience in production, distribution, and broadcasting. He has held senior management positions at some of Canadaâ€™s largest media and entertainment companies and will be transitioning out of his current role as COO at Cineflix Media.