DHX Media is linking up with New Metric Media.
The Canadian company has inked a first look deal with New Metric Media – the independent production company which was launched last year by Mark Montefiore and former CBC exec Patrick O’Sullivan.
Under the two-year deal, DHX Media is expected to co-produce a number of New Metric Media’s scripted projects, should they get a green-light from their respective broadcast partners. Some of the projects the indie has in development include Letterkenny and Divorce Party at Bell Media and murder-mystery drama McMurray at public broadcaster CBC.
“Mark and Patrick have a tremendous track record and a clear vision for New Metric Media”, Steven DeNure, President and COO of DHX Media. “It’s an ideal opportunity for DHX to potentially extend the scope of our primetime output with a production company that is creatively strong with a dynamic slate of shows.”
While Mark Montefiore, Partner of New Metric Media, added: “We are thrilled to be working alongside DHX, a forward-thinking, industry leader at an exciting time. This deal allows us to focus on the core vision of our vibrant slate and creative teams while propelling us further into the international marketplace.”