TORONTO, CANADA: September 8, 2023 – Shaftesbury is pleased to announce that Christina Fon, formerly the Vice-President/Executive Producer at Rezolution Pictures (Little Bird, Mohawk Girls, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World), will join the company as VP, Strategic Partnerships and Scripted Content, effective September 11. Based out of Montreal and Toronto, Fon will be part of the Shaftesbury creative team that will source and develop a new slate of content and seek broadcast and distribution partners to finance these projects.
“I’m excited to embark on this new chapter with Shaftesbury and join forces with one of the industry’s most prolific and acclaimed production houses,” said Christina Fon. “After dedicating over 20 years to Rezolution Pictures, I’m thrilled to bring my experience and passion to a new environment in the world of television production. This opportunity allows me to contribute to an established team and continue my journey in helping to shape captivating content for audiences worldwide.”
“We are delighted that Christina Fon is joining Shaftesbury,” said Christina Jennings, Chairman and President, Shaftesbury. “Her passion for storytelling and excellence is well known in our business. She is a respected executive whose track record speaks for itself, including the most recent success with Little Bird.”
With over 27 years of industry experience, Fon has dedicated her career to helping creators tell stories that inspire and entertain audiences around the world. Most recently, she was executive producer on the CRAVE/APTN/Fremantle original series Little Bird, which received critical acclaim and was picked up for broadcast on PBS this October. She is the recipient of a Sundance and Peabody Award, received a nomination for an Emmy® Award in 2020 and has won multiple Canadian Screen Awards. She has orchestrated the greenlight on several projects including Mohawk Girls (streaming on Universal NBC’s Peacock), RUMBLE: the Indians Who Rocked the World (Netflix) and Reel Injun, now in the Academy Museum in LA.
Shaftesbury is an award-winning creator and producer of original content for television, film, and digital, established in 1987 by Christina Jennings, Chairman and President. Shaftesbury’s current primetime slate includes 16 seasons of the international hit series Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, ITV Studios and UKTV, and five seasons of Hudson & Rex for Citytv, both available in over 120 countries worldwide. Other projects include: the acclaimed horror anthology series Slasher on Shudder and Hollywood Suite, with Emmy® Award-winner Eric McCormack starring in the upcoming fifth season; three seasons of the acclaimed six-part event series Departure for Global starring Emmy® Award-winner Archie Panjabi and the late Academy® Award-winner Christopher Plummer; and SisterS, a new Irish Canadian co-production by and starring Sarah Goldberg (Barry) and Susan Stanley, for Crave, RTÉ and IFC.