Spike & Sadie Media – (1000041001Ontario Ltd.)
Executive Producer Ira Levy recently set up the Toronto-based SPIKE & SADIE MEDIA, a film and television production company. The newly formed venture focuses on developing and producing both scripted and unscripted projects in collaboration with Canadian and international creatives who bring a distinct and clear voice to their storytelling. Levy is a veteran of the Canadian screen industry, having founded Breakthrough Entertainment in 1985 and produced a slew of award-winning television series and films over the past four decades.
Under Levy’s stewardship, Breakthrough became an award-winning producer and distributor of original, premium content for audiences around the world. Breakthrough’s library boasted 50-plus feature films and 3,000 television episodes which aired on major networks and digital channels worldwide. It was recognized with multiple international awards including numerous Geminis, Canadian Screen Awards and Canadian Comedy Awards.
Levy has partnered on co-productions with companies in countries around the world including the U.K., France, Brazil, the Philippines and New Zealand and has worked with renowned networks, broadcasters and distributors including NBC Universal, Nickelodeon, Discovery, Disney, Hallmark, National Geographic, Lifetime, Comedy Central, the BBC, TF1 and Arte, among others. In Canada, Levy has collaborated with the CBC, Bell Media, Rogers Media, Corus Entertainment and TVOntario.