Mary Bredin Wins WIFT-T Crystal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business
We are proud to announce and congratulate Mary Bredin, EVP of Content & Strategy at Guru Studio, for winning the WIFT-T Crystal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business. Mary Bredin has built her 25-year career by developing, executive producing and acquiring content around the globe. She has tirelessly championed bold, international business strategies while maintaining the importance of developing quality ground-breaking content. Mary has brought a creative business sense to every role – including her time at Nelvana, Telefilm Canada, Canal +, and PMMP in Paris. In London, Mary worked at Disney for 8 years where she built a team of global Disney Channel Executives, creating a framework for programming and acquisitions that is still used today.
In 2007, Mary joined Guru Studio to lead the Original Content department, beginning with Justin Time, then Dinopaws. She most recently developed and executive produced the series, True and the Rainbow Kingdom – a Netflix Original that launched globally in August 2017. Her mission to export the best of Canadian content to the world still gives Mary great pride and energy even after 25 years.
The Crystal Awards is Women in Film & Television – Toronto’s (WIFT-T) annual tribute to women working in the Canadian screen-based media industry, as well as the men who champion them. Since 1988, WIFT-T has honoured over 130 industry trailblazers for their excellence in creativity, innovation, and leadership in Canada’s screen-based media industry (film, television and digital media)
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