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TORONTO, ON February 24, 2015 – Project 10 has restructured its upper management and promoted Andrew Barnsley to President, effective immediately. Barnsley now oversees all aspects of the Toronto-based company including development and production activities. Reporting to Barnsley is Ben Murray, in the newly created position of Vice President of Development & Production. Murray’s appointment is also effective immediately. “Andrew is an exemplary producer with enviable business and creative instincts,” said Vernon Wells, Partner, Project 10 Productions. “We’re delighted he’s taken on this new role as we continue to grow Project 10’s development and production slates.”
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Since 2001, Andrew Barnsley has produced television series across multiple genres including highly rated television comedies, stand-alone documentaries, and a number of live concert specials. Barnsley is an Executive Producer on the CTV/Bell Media Dave Foley-starrer Spun Out; the TMN/Movie Central documentary series Sports On Fire; and the CBC single-cam comedy Schitt’s Creek starring Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara (through Not A Real Company Productions, Inc).
As VP of Development & Production, Ben Murray’s immediate mandate is to bolster Project 10’s development slate with one-hour drama projects, along with half-hour comedies and sports-focused documentaries. As well, Murray will work to increase Project 10’s international partnerships. Murray previously served as Halfire Entertainment’s Director of Business Development and as Director of Business Affairs & Development at Serendipity Point Films. Prior to that, Murray worked as a programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“Ben’s relationships across the industry and his impeccable reputation will help Project 10 secure new projects as we look to grow our slate,” said Andrew Barnsley, President. “Ben’s a very collaborative and hardworking guy and that really suits the way we do business – I couldn’t be happier that he’s come aboard.”
Project 10 Productions Inc. is a vibrant independent production company established in 2009. The company’s current major television productions are Sports On Fire for TMN and Movie Central and Spun Out for CTV. The principal executive for Project 10 Productions Inc. is Andrew Barnsley. Leveraging his strengths and decades of experience with those of partner and three-time MLB All-Star Vernon Wells, Project 10 brings both scripted and unscripted programming and digital creative to the world in innovative ways.
For more information visit www.project10.ca
For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact
Gabrielle Free (for Project 10)