Daniel D. McClure Named Bron Media Corp. President and COO
The Canadian-based film and media company will have three films, including the Hank Williams biopic 'I Saw the Light,' at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.
As part of a reorganization of the Bron group of companies, Daniel D. McClure is coming aboard as president and COO of the newly formed parent company Bron Media Corp.
Bron Media CEO Aaron L. Gilbert, who announced McClure’s appointment on Wednesday, founded Bron in 2010 along with Brenda Gilbert. Headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, with offices in Los Angeles, Toronto and Duncan, British Columbia, the film and media company has grown to encompass Bron Studios; a genre label called The Realm; Bron Releasing; Bron Animation; and several other affiliate companies. It will be represented at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, with three features: I Saw The Light, the Hank Williams story starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen; Into The Forest, staring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood; and Hyena Road, written and directed by Paul Gross.
McClure, who will be based in the newly-opened Toronto offices, was most recently CEO of CQI Capital Management, an alternative investment manager based in Toronto. A graduate of Ivey Business School, he began his career in investment banking with Scotia Capital Markets and Morgan Stanley, then moved into investment management as a portfolio manager and then served as an executive with Investors Group, Inc.
"We have reached a critical point in the growth of our various production entities where it was important to bring on an executive like Dan with deep experience in financial management and corporate organization," Gilbert said in making the announcement.
Added McClure, "Now is the time for Bron to keep expanding and take advantage of its current opportunities and the momentum the company has reached in such a short period. It’s a terrific time for me to get involved, with such incredible projects in the pipeline and new investments and acquisitions in the works."
Bron also plans to expand its relationship with Jason Cloth and his CW Media Finance, who have been a strategic financial backer behind more than $125 million worth of Bron productions in the last 18 months, the company said, with Cloth joining the Bron Media board of directors. "Jason has been such a pivotal part of the expansion of Bron," Gilbert said. "The support and confidence he has provided has helped us take giant steps forward the last two years."