‘Rick And Morty’ Studio Bardel Entertainment Names New CEO, COO
Canada’s Bardel Entertainment has promoted two executives to the C-suite.
Tina Chow is the new CEO of the studio, and Richard Grieve has been named COO.
Here are the details:
- Chow has been at Bardel since 2015, and was most recently its evp of development and production.
- In her 20-plus-year career in the Vancouver industry, she has worked at studios including DHX Media and Nerd Corps Entertainment. She has overseen the production of more than 400 episodes.
- She takes over as CEO of Bardel from Rick Mischel. Her role will involve strategizing long-term growth for greenlighting new projects and co-development opportunities.
- Grieve joined Bardel in 2013. He was most recently its evp of finance and operations, and executive producer. His ep credits include Netflix’s The Dragon Prince, for which he won an Emmy.
- As COO, Grieve will oversee the financial and primary business operations, as well as focus on strategic planning.
- Founded in 1987, Bardel has established itself as one of Canada’s most prominent animation service studios, with locations in Vancouver and Kelowna. Its credits include Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans Go!, and Netflix’s The Adventures of Puss In Boots.
- The studio was acquired in 2015 by Rainbow S.p.A., the Italian production company behind the Winx Club franchise. ViacomCBS has a 30% stake in the company, with founder Iginio Straffi owning the rest.