Kalangis to Head Up Originals at marblemedia

Filmmaker and producer Johnny Kalangis has joined marblemedia as its creative director for the interactive division.

In the new role, Kalangis will oversee all of the company’s online projects, including building and maintaining relationships with broadcasters, portals, publishers, distributors and other partners.

Among his current projects are Skatoony, an innovative animated/live action children’s quiz show; animated relationship comedy The Dating Guy; and Stoked, an animated sitcom developed by Toronto-based Fresh TV Inc. about six teenagers who work and surf at the world renowned Surfer’s Paradise Resort.

‘This is a great opportunity to work with an award-winning new media production company and the team behind it,’ said Kalangis. ‘I can’t wait to jump in with the creative department to explore fresh new ways of telling stories.’

Prior to joining marblemedia, Kalangis worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as executive in charge of online original programming, and producer for high-profile projects including Barney’s Version and The Mercer Report.

His most acclaimed film, Love is Work, received numerous awards including the American Express People’s Choice Awards for Best Feature Film, and the special jury prize at the Canadian Film Festival.