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Brent Haynes

Head of Local Originals, Canada

Amazon Canada

Brent recently joined the Amazon Studios team as Head of Scripted Series for Canada. He began his career with the CBC in Toronto before helping launch The Comedy Network, where he eventually oversaw programming, development and production. In 2008 Brent landed in New York as the SVP of Comedy & Animation for MTV. After six years and managing close to twenty series, he made the move to producing with his own shingle, Picture Arcade, and eventually joined Shout! Studios in Los Angeles as Head of Content Development. Now, with his return to Canada, Brent is looking forward to working with home grown talent to tell exceptional, world class stories from a Canadian perspective. He also enjoys hockey, wine and writing in the third person.


Speaking on: Master Class: The Lake; 30 minutes with... Brent Haynes, Amazon Studios

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