Behind the Screen

CHARLES FALZON

Co-Chairman - CCI ENTERTAINMENT LTD

File 185Charles Falzon is Co-Chairman of CCI Entertainment. He founded Catalyst Entertainment in 1989, which has since merged with Cambium Entertainment forming Cambium Catalyst Entertainment (CCI) in 2002. Charles has had a distinguished career in the entertainment industry and brings to CCI global experience in brand direction and commercial strategy.

An industry veteran in his home country of Canada, Falzon has managed operations in the UK, US, Japan Latin America and Malta. His professional experience covers a wide range of management activity, including the production of award winning television series and movies, distribution, marketing, publishing, as well as live events, and brand development.

Falzon was President of Gullane Entertainment Plc, a UK based multinational public company. Among its large portfolio, the company boasted well-known properties such as Thomas and Friends, Guinness World Records and Art Attack. Falzon managed all areas of the commercial activity, with annual turnover of more than 200 million dollars. Under his helm, the company nearly tripled in sales, delivering over 1000 hours of new television programs, publishing over 200 book titles, and releasing 100 videos. In addition Gullane Entertainment Plc presented more than two hundred live events in the US, UK and around the world and launched a hugely successful theme park in Japan. In 2002 the company was acquired by HIT Entertainment at a substantial premium.

Arnie Zipurksy and Charles Falzon have had a close and productive business alliance for over twenty years. Most recently, Charles has been involved as the Executive Producer on the CBC-Nickelodeon production Artzooka.

CHRIS SANDY

PRODUCER

File 187Chris Sandy's career in the entertainment industry began over a decade ago as a junior editor for a Toronto-based production company. He went on to attend at Niagara College Canada where he earned a diploma with honours in Film and Television.

Shortly after graduating and after a one-year jaunt in the casting industry, he joined the CCI team - and has now been with the company for almost 7 years. His voyage with CCI started in CCI Releasing as the Distribution Coordinator, leading to the Distribution Traffic Management position.

In 2005, Chris made a shift to CCI Animation & Production, he is currently Post Production Supervisor on Erky Perky season 3 and is producing the recently renewed series Beyond the Screen, which takes an in depth look at contemporary films.