The Primetime division represents innovative creators and writers for television, film and new media in both comedy and drama across North America. The Primetime team also represents episodic and producing directors for domestic and service production opportunities.
The Youth and Animation division represents top-tier creators, writers and directors dedicated to entertaining audiences from toddler to tween and is the only dedicated Youth and Animation division in Canada.
Glenn Cockburn is the founder of Meridian Artists. Along with the rest of the Meridian Artists team,
Glenn currently represents a select roster of some of Canada’s most talented writers, directors and producers. Glenn’s career started in 1996 when he began working as script reader for New Line Cinema and Innovative Artists Agency. From 1997 through 1999, Glenn worked as a Creative Executive at Templeton Production’s first look deal with New Line Cinema. In 1999, Glenn returned to Toronto and joined The Characters Talent Agency where he ran the Packaging Department. Glenn also acted as Executive Producer on the feature film, Young People Fucking, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007 and became one of the most successful and highest grossing Canadian comedies of all time. Glenn’s other professional activities include teaching the course, The Business of Film and Television, at Sheridan College as well as being a board member for the Humber Comedy program. Glenn has a B.F.A. Honours in Film and Television Production, from York University and a M.B.A. from the Ivey School of Business.
Kerry Ball is a Literary Agent and Head of Development at Meridian Artists. Kerry joined the Meridian team in 2010 as an Associate where she worked closely with the Agents and roster to facilitate employment opportunities and project sales in both Canada and the USA. She transitioned to the role of Agent in 2014 and covers primetime production and development in Canada. Kerry also manages Meridian's internal development slate to maximize opportunities for the client's original material. Prior to Meridian, Kerry worked at Achilles Media as a Content Producer for television production and programming events such as the Banff World Media Festival, Just Comedy at Just for Laughs in Montreal, and History Makers in New York City. In 2013 Kerry was awarded the CBC Business of Broadcasting mentorship through Women in Film and Television Toronto (WIFT-T). Kerry is an active member of WIFT-T and in 2016 completed their inaugural Shaw Media Management Accelerator program through Ryerson University. Kerry is a graduate from Ryerson University, earning at Honors BA in Radio and Television Arts with a minor in English.
Conrad Sun joined Meridian Artists in 2014 as an Associate. Based in Los Angeles, Conrad devotes his efforts toward building the Los Angeles roster, and supporting all of Meridian's LA based clients for both staffing and development. Additionally Conrad works with the Toronto office to develop properties for the US market and prepare clients who plan to work in Los Angeles. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alberta, Conrad started his entertainment career by founding a Calgary-based video production company in 2004. Soon he took his passion for film producing and entrepreneurship to Los Angeles where he attained his Master's Degree from the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California. Since then, Conrad has gained experience working in content development at companies like Epix, Hasbro Studios, Gran Via Productions (Breaking Bad) and New Wave Entertainment.
Joanna started her career at Meridian Artists as an intern in the summer of 2014. She was hired as Glenn Cockburn’s Assistant after creating a particularly successful car game to occupy the Meridian agents on the way to Banff. Prior to Meridian, Jo studied Screenwriting and Production design at Sheridan College’s Advanced Television and Film Program. She enjoys her double-life on set and has worked on a number short films, web series, and a couple of features. Although less applicable to her current career, she also holds bachelor degrees in Global Development, Cultural Theory, and Film Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University. Jo was promoted to Junior Associate in 2015 and again to Associate in 2016, now overseeing contracts and invoicing for our prime time writers and directors.
Hilary joined Meridian in 2015 in the Assistant role, and was promoted to Junior Associate in 2016. Prior to Meridian Hilary attended Dalhousie University where she majored in Political Science and minored in Film Studies. Her love for film and television won out, and after university she completed an internship at Ouat Media in short film distribution. She then went to work for the Canadian Film Centre, first as the development intern and later working in administration and distribution. While at the CFC she also served as the Associate Producer at The Seventh Art, a video magazine about cinema.
Ava Torres is a graduate from the University of Toronto, holding a Master’s degree in Literature, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Cinema Studies and Spanish Literature. With a keen interest in film and television, she brings a unique perspective to the industry having moved over ten times across four different countries. In 2013, Ava started her own production company where she produced U.S. and Canadian client work. She first joined Meridian Artists as the winning recipient of the inaugural WIFT-T Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship, and is now an Associate in the Literary Division.
Kelsey-Ann joined the Meridian Artists team in 2018 as the assistant to Glenn Cockburn. Kelsey-Ann is a recent graduate from Ryerson’s RTA School of Media, where she specialized in Media Production. During her time at Ryerson, Kelsey-Ann was the Marketing Coordinator and co-writer for her thesis production where she developed her love for script writing. She was then given the opportunity to intern at Bell Media in the Original Programming department where she was able to pursue her passion for television through assisting executives on their productions, pitches and development tasks in shows like Master Chef Canada and the Launch.
Melody joined the Meridian team in 2018 as Assistant to Kerry Ball. Melody is a graduate of the Creative Industries program at Ryerson University, which allowed her to take classes in business, film, and television. During her time at Ryerson she was involved with student leadership including roles with the Creative Industries Course Union and Fanatics Domain, Ryerson’s multi-fandom club. Before joining Meridian she was a Finance Intern at Shaftesbury Films, where she worked on projects including Murdoch Mysteries and The Carmilla Movie.