MELISSA WILLIAMSON IS THE NEW SVP OF SCRIPTED CONTENT AT SALOON MEDIA

In this newly created role, the former Pier 21 Films executive will oversee the development and production of all scripted series across comedy and drama.

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Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company, announced the appointment of Melissa Williamson to SVP of Scripted Content. In this newly created role, Williamson will oversee the development and production of all scripted series across comedy and drama. Based in Toronto, Williamson will report to Michael Kot, Managing Director of Saloon Media.

Williamson’s new role kickstarts Saloon Media’s strategic growth into the scripted space, while bolstering and diversifying its overall production slate. Saloon Media’s position as part of Blue Ant Studios gives Williamson access to the company’s global resources and relationships, including leveraging its in-house working relationships with the division’s L.A.-based studio.

“We’re committed to developing a diverse scripted slate amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and Melissa’s sharp creative insight and wealth of industry relationships, in both Canada and L.A., are invaluable in setting up an impressive pipeline of compelling projects,”  said Michael Kot, Managing Director at Saloon Media. “Melissa’s extensive experience steering high-level scripted series from development to delivery aligns with our strategy for bringing in premium stories with top creative talent,”  he added.

“Michael and the Saloon Media team have a long-standing reputation for producing top-quality content for the world. I already see how this track record is positively influencing our burgeoning scripted slate and new partnerships. I’m thrilled to be leading the scripted portfolio at Saloon and offering creators and partners a dynamic place to develop and collaborate,”  expressed Melissa Williamson, SVP of Scripted Content at Saloon Media.

Prior to joining Saloon Media, Williamson was President of Toronto-based production company Pier 21 Films, most recently serving as Executive Producer on Pier 21’s award-winning news satire, “The Beaverton” for CTV.

Melissa’s extensive experience steering high-level scripted series from development to delivery aligns with our strategy for bringing in premium stories with top creative talent” Michael Kot Managing Director at Saloon Media

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