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bizable media

About us

about us

We jump through hoops... so you don't have to!

The Bizable Media team works with creative producers and other rights holders to facilitate, finance, manage and deliver exceptional screen-based content. Our clients are passionate creators of stand-out dramas, documentaries and comedies who appreciate our deep industry knowledge and our effective navigation of the business and compliance aspects that ensure a successful production experience.  

We Advise
• Corporate and project structuring to enhance producer’s position
• Project budgeting, financing and recoupment
• Tax credits and interjurisdictional opportunities
• Identifying and clarifying underlying rights issues
• Accounting set up and statutory compliance

We Administer
• Contractual deliverables
• Accounts receivable
• Tax credits
• Interim financing
• Statutory and guild requirements
• Reporting

We Assist
• Early stage development
• Identifying funding/financing opportunities
• Key talent negotiation
• Longer term business development strategy

our team

our team

meet the women behind bizable media

Janice Dawe

Janice Dawe

Co-president

As one of Canada’s most respected business-minded producers, Janice brings to Bizable Media years of expertise in developing and financing a variety of screen-based content. Janice has produced and overseen hundreds of hours of dramatic, documentary, factual and interactive content that has won awards and sold internationally. From 2005 – 2013 she held the senior role of Vice-President Production for White Pine Pictures where she honed her skills in business management. Over her career, she has formed strong relationships with the creative community, broadcasters, buyers, financiers and lenders. Janice currently serves on the OMDC Screen-based Industry Advisory Committee and is an active committee member of the CMPA.

Kathy Avrich-Johnson

Kathy Avrich-Johnson

Co-president

Kathy is a trusted business partner and collaborator in realizing creative partners’ visions. She was instrumental in building organizations (ACFTP, the Aspergers Society of Ontario) and managing and professionalizing private companies (Norstar Entertainment, Canadian Accents, Ilana C Frank Films). Producer of more than 160 hours of television drama, Kathy has also produced several features, both documentary and dramatic, and 50+ web related extensions of television series. An entertainment lawyer since 1983, Kathy is an expert in listening to and advising clients, negotiating, drafting and implementing entertainment agreements.

Lucy Veale

Lucy Veale

Director Business Affairs and Production

Lucy Veale is an experienced business affairs specialist who understands the needs of creative producers in film, television and digital media.  She served as the Business Affairs Analyst in the entertainment group at Dentons Canada LLC and was the Business Affairs Coordinator at Shaftesbury where she worked on high profile television series and projects produced by their digital division. Previously, she was the Director of Development and Associate Producer at Accent Entertainment.  Lucy has also spent time in Los Angeles working at a boutique talent management company that specializes in bringing Canadians to L.A. She is a member of WIFT-T and a dedicated Girl Guide leader.

Philippa Nicholl

Philippa Nicholl

Executive, Production and Finance

Philippa Nicholl joined Bizable Media through the CMPA's Ontario Production Program. Prior, Philippa earned a B.A in History at Queen’s University, a certificate of Film Production from Ryerson’s Chang School of Continuing Studies and a Graduate Certificate of Film and Television Business from Centennial College. Since joining the team Philippa has quickly immersed herself in all aspects of business affairs including developing a facility for financing and production planning. She has managed many successful funding applications, while also providing beneficial tax credit administration and production support. She is an avid consumer of television with a keen interest in offering business support to our film and television clients.

Corinne Lintack

Corinne Lintack

Business Affairs Coordinator

Corinne Lintack joined Bizable Media through the CMPA’s Digital Skills for Youth Mentorship Program. Prior, Corinne earned a B.Comm in Marketing from Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, and a Graduate Certificate in Film and Television Business from Centennial College. Since joining the team Corinne has eagerly immersed herself in all aspects of business affairs with a focus on funding applications, tax credit administration and project management. Prior to graduating from Centennial College, she lived and worked in London, United Kingdom for one year. She is an avid film consumer with an interest in offering business support to our film and television clients.

Audrey Quinn

Audrey Quinn

Controller

Audrey has over a decade of experience working in film, television, and documentary production in Canada. Currently studying for her CPA designation, Audrey is passionate at helping filmmakers and artists understand the intricacies of production financial management. With her experience in production, distribution, and personal tax Audrey can help provide a holistic approach to professional and personal financial needs.

Linda Zanetti

Linda Zanetti

Accountant, cpa

After nearly two decades as a CFO in public relations, Linda transitioned into the film & television industry.  Along with post production accounting, Linda provides development, preproduction, and production accounting services for Bizable's clients.  Ancillary services include payroll and preparation of comprehensive tax credit schedules.  Linda has been working in the film & television industry for about 10 years.

Candis Buder

Candis Buder

Production accountant

Candis began her career as a corporate accountant with Atlantis Films.  She later gained experience as a production accountant working on feature films and television series.  For several years, she served as the Controller of White Pine Pictures in Toronto where she was able to put both her production and corporate experience to use.  Candis’ small business accounting expertise and deep familiarity with the film and television industry is highly valued by her clients.  We are proud to have her as part of the Bizable team.

Dania Kannan

Dania Kannan

accountant, cpa

Dania Kannan is a CPA who has been working in film and television since 2011 on both independent productions and in broadcasting. Prior to moving into the entertainment sector, Dania worked in management accounting for small to mid-size businesses as she earned her CPA designation. As part of the Bizable team, Dania is focussed on the accounting needs of the full production lifecycle – from development to production and exploitation. Through her own practice, Dania is also able to support our clients with their on-going corporate and personal income tax needs.

our clients

our clients

TV series, tvo

Hard Rock Medical

As executive producers, Bizable structured and implemented timesaving business practices on the third and fourth season of this successful drama.

TV Series, CBC

Burden Of Truth

Bizable provides production and business affairs support including key cast and crew deals and tax credit applications for this successful CBC legal drama produced by eOne, Ilana C Frank Films and EagleVision, starting its third season.

TV Series, CBC

Street Legal

Bizable helped launch the first season of this interprovincial co-production between IGP and The Broken Clown Company in strategic planning, contracting with financiers, loan management and accounting for tax credit compliance.

Documentary

A Better Man

Bizable worked closely with producer Christine Kleckner to secure the financial partners, shape the production and bring this important doc to audiences.

TV Series, APTN

Qanurli?

Bizable successfully mentored the creative partners through the establishment of their production company and producing 3 seasons of their popular series.

TV Series, global

Nurses

Kathy as production counsel and the Bizable team provided legal and business affairs support, to ICF and the eOne team, from early development to delivery of this new drama for Global TV.

Feature documentary

Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Bizable provided executive producer and business affairs services for this award-winning, impactful documentary.

TV Series, CBC

TallBoyz

Bizable provided back-office and business affairs support to Accent Entertainment for this CBC breakout sketch series.

TV Series, CBC Netflix

Alias Grace

Bizable worked closely with Halfire Entertainment to bring this CBC/Netflix mini-series to the screen.

Documentary, TVO

Sponsor Land

Bizable worked closely with The Cutting Factory to secure financing and provide business support on this TVO documentary.

Doc Series, APTN

Future History

Over the two seasons of Jennifer Podemski’s doc series for APTN, Bizable has provided ongoing corporate, business and financial management support.

TV Series, CTV

The Beaverton

Our team provided business and tax credit administration for Season 3 of Pier 21’s successful satirical news show.

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TV series, tvo

Hard Rock Medical

As executive producers, Bizable structured and implemented timesaving business practices on the third and fourth season of this successful drama.

TV Series, CBC

Burden Of Truth

Bizable provides production and business affairs support including key cast and crew deals and tax credit applications for this successful CBC legal drama produced by eOne, Ilana C Frank Films and EagleVision, starting its third season.

TV Series, APTN

Qanurli?

Bizable successfully mentored the creative partners through the establishment of their production company and producing 3 seasons of their popular series.

Documentary

A Better Man

Bizable worked closely with producer Christine Kleckner to secure the financial partners, shape the production and bring this important doc to audiences.

TV Series, CBC

Street Legal

Bizable helped launch the first season of this interprovincial co-production between IGP and The Broken Clown Company in strategic planning, contracting with financiers, loan management and accounting for tax credit compliance.

TV Series, CBC

TallBoyz

Bizable provided back-office and business affairs support to Accent Entertainment for this CBC breakout sketch series.

Feature documentary

Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Bizable provided executive producer and business affairs services for this award-winning, impactful documentary.

TV Series, CBC Netflix

Alias Grace

Bizable worked closely with Halfire Entertainment to bring this CBC/Netflix mini-series to the screen.

TV Series, global

Nurses

Kathy as production counsel and the Bizable team provided legal and business affairs support, to ICF and the eOne team, from early development to delivery of this new drama for Global TV.

Documentary, TVO

Sponsor Land

Bizable worked closely with The Cutting Factory to secure financing and provide business support on this TVO documentary.

TV Series, CTV

The Beaverton

Our team provided business and tax credit administration for Season 3 of Pier 21’s successful satirical news show.

Doc Series, APTN

Future History

Over the two seasons of Jennifer Podemski’s doc series for APTN, Bizable has provided ongoing corporate, business and financial management support.

Kind Words

“As a Nunavut-based production company with limited access to Canada's film and television Industry, Bizable has been instrumental to us in reaching our goals of producing our first independent television series.”

STACEY AGLOK MACDONALD
Partner/Producer at Qanukiaq Studios Inc.

“All the talent in the world isn't worth much without locking down the deals. Bizable Media knows how to stickhandle the business to make sure you land them."

MICHÈLE HOZER
Filmmaker, The Cutting Factory

“Excellent business affairs services with experience, patience, and a sense of humour. I couldn't imagine producing without having Bizable on the team!”

SUSAN CAVAN
President/Accent Entertainment/EP of TallBoyz

“The support that Janice & Kathy have provided A Better Man has been invaluable. Offering the highest standard in business affairs and strategic planning for our film, Bizable has helped us achieve the excellence that we envisioned for our project. I look forward to working with Bizable’s team on future projects.”

CHRISTINE KLECKNER
Partner/Producer at Intervention Productions Inc.

“Bizable are adept and accomplished. I’ve never had a production run better. They do it all – strategy, planning, packaging and it’s painless. The best decision I’ve ever made in the biz.”

DEREK DIORIO
President of Distinct Features/EP of Hard Rock Medical

“My business model and entire career improved significantly when I began working with Bizable. As an independent producer I rely heavily on their team to see my projects through from concept to completion and beyond! I would be lost without them.”

Jennifer Podemski
Producer, Redcloud Studios

“So incredibly thankful for Bizable’s know-how and support in bringing nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up into the world.”

TASHA HUBBARD
Filmmaker

“I found Bizable to be a pleasure to work with. They provide invaluable and efficacious assistance to any production drawing on an incredible breadth of knowledge and industry experience.”

DANIEL IRON
Vice-President, Blue Ice Pictures