Speaker Mark Bishop

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Mark Bishop

Co-President, Blue Ant Studios


Mark Bishop is Co-CEO and Partner at marblemedia. An accomplished entrepreneur,
brand-builder and trusted media industry advocate, Mark, alongside co-founder Matt
Hornburg, has grown marblemedia into one of Canada’s leading independent production,
distribution and digital media companies.

In addition to serving as executive producer across marblemedia’s successful portfolio of
television and interactive digital media properties, Mark leads the company’s strategic growth
and management of all divisional and corporate undertakings, including global distribution and
sales (Distribution360), finance, marketing, digital media and new business ventures, such as
marblemedia’s YouTube digital channels , marblekids and marblejr.

Recognized as an industry leader for breaking new ground in mobile and interactive
entertainment, Mark is a forward-thinker and champion of content and technologies that are
noisy, unexpected and innovative. He serves as Vice-Chair of the CMPA board of directors
(Canadian Media Producers Association) and as a board member of the Canadian Association of
Content Exporters. He is also past-chair of the IDM Digital Working Group for Ontario’s Ministry
of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and past-chair and Executive Board member of Interactive
Ontario. A proud Ryerson University RTA Wall of Famer and Alumni Achievement Award
recipient, Mark lends his time to various universities and colleges as a guest lecturer and
curriculum advisor. He is also a member of the peer advisory group The Insight Council and is a
Campaign Cabinet member for OCAD University.

Mark and Matt have been honoured by Playback with the Outstanding Achievement Award,
recognized as Top Next Gen Producers by The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate Innovative
Producer’s Award and have won Producer of the Year at the Canadian New Media Awards, in
addition to receiving many program-specific accolades from Canadian Screen Awards,
Interactive Emmy Awards, Gemini Awards and more.

Originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, Mark is based in Toronto and is a self-professed
media junkie. He’s a proud father, and like his heroes Walt Disney and Jim Henson, a big
believer in the power of imagination.

Speaking on: Why, eh? Clicking with YA audiences

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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