From a media release:
Industry leader Joan Lambur is launching a new production company, Lambur Productions, with Sinking Ship Entertainment taking a minority interest. As President of the new company, Lambur will continue to create globally successful children’s and family programming. Joining Lambur Productions as COO is Suzanne Wilson.
Lambur is a highly respected and well-established executive producer whose most recent work includes the award-winning series of three movies, Lucy Maude Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, starring Martin Sheen, Sara Botsford and Ella Ballentine for PBS in the US and Corus Entertainment in Canada. Other series Lambur has executive produced include the British co-production RIDEand buddy comedy Max & Shred, both for Nickelodeon. Working with broadcasters, agents, writers and other creative talent to create internationally successful product, Lambur will establish Lambur Productions as a major player in children’s and family programming for television, SVOD and licensing.
As COO, Suzanne Wilson will be responsible for developing strategy and handling the company’s business affairs and financing activities. She will report to President Joan Lambur.
Prior to forming Lambur Productions, Lambur was Executive Vice-President, Family Entertainment for Breakthrough Entertainment and was the Executive Producer for all animation and kids’ live action and family programming. Lambur handled acquisitions of projects in these areas while overseeing the creative development and financing. She also managed all licensing and merchandising activities for the company tied to their television programming. Prior to working at Breakthrough, Joan founded Lambur & Associates, a Toronto-based television development, distribution and brand management company specializing in children’s and family programming.
Lambur was also President of On-Screen Entertainment for New York-based The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company, where she managed the company’s entertainment divisions, including international television distribution, television and film acquisitions, development and pre-sales.
Prior to the launch of Lambur Productions, Suzanne Wilson most recently held the role of Vice-President of Family Entertainment at Breakthrough Entertainment, working on all aspects of the development, financing and production of Breakthrough’s animation, kids’ live action and family programming. Before joining Breakthrough, Wilson handled children’s media acquisitions for Ontario broadcaster TVOKids. She previously worked with Joan Lambur at The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company and Lambur & Associates, and worked with Breakthrough’s Legal & Business Affairs department.
The company will be based in Toronto at the Sinking Ship headquarters.