ERIC BIRNBERG (Executive Producer)
Eric Birnberg has been producing a variety of film and television projects since 2002, most recently credited as supervising producer on the HBO/Cinemax sci-fi series “Forbidden Science” and executive producer on the prime-time animated series “Bob & Doug”. Earlier, he executive produced feature films such as the PG-13 comedy “Fizzy Bizness” and the sports-themed drama “My Brother’s Keeper”. He is currently executive producing the animated MOW “Pirate’s Passage” with Donald Sutherland and Brad Peyton, in development.
Over his career, Eric has performed a variety of business and legal roles on many other television productions, including significant US and internationally-distributed series, movies and one-offs, with credits on series “The Adventures of Sinbad”, “Traders” and “Flash Forward”, and on made-for-television movies “Heck’s Way Home”, “Harrison Bergeron” and “Avalanche”.
Eric is a co-founder and partner in the Toronto-based production company High Park Entertainment Inc., which is currently in development on several Canadian-originated projects, including the feature films “Catwalk” based on the soon-to-be launched Broadway musical, and the MOW “The Hockey Stick”. An earlier iteration of High Park, Front and Centre Productions Inc., produced three US network MOW’s (“Blessings”, “A Very Married Xmas” and “Riding the Bus with my Sister”), and one feature film (“Aurora Borealis”).
A lawyer by trade, Eric spent eight years with Alliance Atlantis, Canada’s largest integrated filmed entertainment company, in senior management positions including Sr. VP, Business & Legal Affairs for the Television Group, and General Counsel to the entire Alliance Atlantis organization. Prior to that, Eric was Legal Counsel at Canada’s largest pay television channel, The Movie Network.
Complimenting his producing activities, Eric is also a partner in the Toronto-based media and entertainment law firm Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP, and the Toronto-based company Behind the Scenes Services Inc., which both manages all business and legal affairs from beginning to end of projects, and handles specialized business administration services, for many, many Canadian producers.
Eric is a member of the Canadian Media Production Association’s (CMPA) Business & Production Financing Committee and its Copyright Committee, and as a CMPA representative, he sits on the boards of the Canadian Retransmission Collective (CRC), and is Chairman of the Producers Audio-Visual Collective of Canada (PACC).
Eric was one of the first graduates of the Alliance Atlantis Banff Television Executive Program.