Julie Hope to Join Canada's Halfire Entertainment as COO


TORONTO – Julie Hope has left Insight Productions to join rival Canadian producer Halfire Entertainment as its new COO.

Hope was most recently CFO at Insight, which produces Amazing Race Canada and Big Brother Canada as part of a focus on international formats for the Canadian market.

She will now report to Halfire president Noreen Halpern, with a focus on financing and business affairs as she oversees day-to-day corporate activities beginning on March 31.

"Julie is a highly analytical and creative thinker whose many skills mesh perfectly with our non-traditional, inventive approach, and I'm ecstatic she's joining us," Halpern said in a statement.

Halfire is a joint venture with Core Media Group, headed by Marc Graboff.

The producer's slate includes Working the Engels, a sitcom for Global Television and NBC, and Kevin Smith's Spoilers.

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