Canadian Indie Thunderbird Films Opens Los Angeles Office

Former Porchlight Entertainment exec Joe Broido will head up the Hollywood base as executive vp, while Jeffrey Engelen serves as senior vp of distribution.

TORONTO – With Lionsgate founder Frank Guistra taking a major stake in Thunderbird Films, the Canadian indie producer is opening a Los Angeles office.

Former Porchlight Entertainment producer Joe Broido will join the Hollywood office as executive vp, with former Myriad Pictures exec Jeffrey Engelen comes on board as senior vp of distribution.

Additionally, Danielle Kreinik has been named manager of development.

The appointments follow Vancouver-based Thunderbird ramping up as a TV production and distribution company, and forming a TV production partnership with Lionsgate Entertainment.