News brief: Tricon adds Bellum’s McDonnell

Boyd McDonnellCanadian producer and distributor Tricon Films & Television has hired Boyd McDonnell to become its senior VP, programming.

McDonnell was formerly Bellum Entertainment’s VP, programming and distribution, where he oversaw syndication and cable sales of shows such as Unsealed: Alien Files.

In his new job, based out of LA, he will look to leverage Tricon’s development and production business to create content and partnerships related to US syndication. He will report to Tricon president Andrea Gorfolova.

Before Bellum, McDonnell was director, West Coast distribution for Sony Pictures Television.