Ottawa, March 1, 2012 — 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.