Blink49 Studios Expands Scripted Television Division

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Lindsay Tolbert tapped as Vice President, Scripted Television

 Alix Steerman has been promoted to Manager, Scripted Television

Los Angeles/Toronto – August 4, 2022 – Blink49 Studios is expanding its Scripted Television business as Lindsay Tolbert joins the company as Vice President, Scripted Television, and with the promotion of Alix Steerman to Manager, Scripted Television. The announcement was made by Carolyn Newman, Executive Vice President, Global Scripted Programming.

Based in Los Angeles and reporting to Newman, Tolbert has been named Vice President, Scripted Television. Most recently, Tolbert served as Vice President of Development at David Ayer’s Cedar Park Entertainment where she oversaw both film and television projects and covered first-year series Deputy. Prior to that, Tolbert was Director of Development, Television at eOne, joining in 2018 from The Mark Gordon Company. At The Mark Gordon Company, she served as an executive supporting series such as Youth & ConsequencesDesignated SurvivorConviction and the Criminal Minds spinoff, Beyond Borders. Tolbert began her career working in production and extras casting in Atlanta.  

Based in Los Angeles and reporting to Newman, Steerman has been promoted to Manager, Scripted Television. Prior to joining Blink49 Studios, Steerman served as the Television Coordinator at Circle of Confusion, a management and production company based in LA. She currently works with screenwriting programs such as Roadmap Writers, where she helps provide industry insight and script feedback to lift up emerging voices. Steerman is a Philadelphia native and a 2019 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Led by Newman and Virginia Rankin, Executive Producer, Blink49 Studios’ scripted division has hit the ground running since its inception last November. Upcoming projects include the Hallmark Channel’s new original primetime rodeo-themed family drama Ride; the new CTV greenlit series Sight Unseen from Sisters Troubetzkoy Productions; adapting the upcoming novel Hold My Girl from emerging Canadian author Charlene Carr as well as the TV adaptation of internationally bestselling author Marissa Stapley’s sophomore novel Things To Do When It’s Raining.  Blink49 Studios has also signed multiple content development deals with world-class talent including an overall deal with The Walking Dead: World Beyond co-executive producer Ben Sokolowski; first-look deal with award-winning writer, creator and director Sheri Elwood; and most recently striking a long-term pact with world renowned entertainer Lilly Singh and her company Unicorn Island Productions.

Blink49 Studios is a content venture with Endeavor Content as its anchor investor and lead strategic partner. Focusing heavily on a creative-first approach, Blink49 Studios is dedicated to partnering with best-in-class writers, creators and producers, as well as aggressively pursuing IP in Canada and throughout the world. The indie studio is committed to applying significant resources to support new and diverse Canadian voices. 

   

ABOUT BLINK49 STUDIOS 

Co-founded in 2021 by industry veterans CEO John Morayniss, Non-Executive Vice Chair Patrice Theroux, COO Jeff Lynas and CFO Nelson Kuo-Lee, Blink49 Studios is a full-service indie studio focused on the development, production, and monetization of premium scripted and unscripted content for a global market. Headquartered in Toronto with offices in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Blink49 Studios was formed in partnership with its anchor investor and lead strategic partner Endeavor Content. With a combined experience of innovative deal-making and strong relationships in the creative community, Blink49 Studios takes a content-first approach by partnering with best-in-class writers, creators, producers, and talent as well as supporting new and diverse voices.  

ABOUT ENDEAVOR CONTENT 

Endeavor Content is a global leader in the creation, production and distribution of feature films and premium television series. The studio’s film titles include In the Heights and Just Mercy for Warner Bros., Book Club and 80 for Brady for Paramount Pictures, Blue Miracle for Netflix, Oscar nominated The Lost Daughter for Netflix, Ambulance with Universal Pictures, My Best Friend’s Exorcism for Amazon, and Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Cha Cha Real Smooth for Apple Original Films. The studio produces premium TV series including the 14 Emmy nominated SeveranceRoarSee and Truth Be Told on Apple TV+, Wolf Like Me for Peacock, Life & BethNine Perfect Strangers and Emmy nominated McCartney 3,2,1 for Hulu, and Tokyo Vice for HBO Max. Endeavor Content also handles global distribution for dozens of hit series, including Killing EveThe Morning ShowNormal People and The Night Manager.

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