Sinking Ship hires Corus exec to launch sales arm

Lynn Chadwick1Canadian producer Sinking Ship Entertainment has launched a distribution arm and hired a Corus Entertainment buyer to run it.

Lynn Chadwick will be VP, sales and distribution at Toronto-based Sinking Ship, which has produced series such as Dino Dan, This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung.

Chadwick was previously VP, network content acquisitions and pay TV at Canadian media giant Corus, where she managed all acquisitions across the YTV, Treehouse, W Network, W Movies, Cosmopolitan TV, CMT, Sundance Channel, Movie Central and HBO Canada channels.

She was also Corus-owned Nelvana Enterprises’ first VP, European sales and distribution.

In her new role, she’ll oversee existing partnerships and manage Sinking Ship’s upcoming slate of live action and animated programming. The firm’s latest series, Annedroids, launches in 2014.