Apartment 11 Productions Announces the Appointment of New Development Head

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Montreal – Apartment 11 Productions is pleased to announce the appointment of Alberta Nokes as Head of Development, effective immediately. Nokes’ responsibilities will include cultivating existing development projects, seeking out and evaluating pitches, and developing new properties in the children’s and adult factual programming genres.

“Alberta brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to our team that will no doubt help us grow our development slate,” says Jonathan Finkelstein, President and Executive Producer, Apartment 11 Productions. “Her energy and enthusiasm make her a delight to work with and I am thrilled to welcome her to the team.”

“Apartment 11’s work is consistently distinguished by great storytelling, superlative casting and a sense of humor that works for both kids and adults,” says Alberta Nokes, Head of Development, Apartment 11 Productions. “Their productions have real heart. I’m excited to be joining a company whose very first adult factual venture won them a Peabody award and, who as the producers of ‘Prank Patrol’ and ‘In Real Life,’ have given me new cred with all the kids I know.”

Nokes brings extensive experience in both broadcast and production to Apartment 11. She has created, written, developed, financed, executive produced and commissioned more than 500 hours of television programming including several international co-productions. Her many roles have included Vice President of Development for Frantic Films, Executive Producer and Head of Development for Associated Producers Limited, Executive in Charge of Production for History Television, and Director of Independent Production for S-Vox/Vision TV & ONE.

Nokes’ projects include long-running factual series like “The Naked Archaeologist,” “Recreating Eden,” and ” Enigma” and award-winning feature documentaries like “The Lost Tomb of Jesus.” Her work has involved national and international broadcasters including Vision TV- Canada; History Television and The History Channel USA, International and UK; Discovery USA; BBC 4; TG4-Ireland; S4C -Wales; France 5; Smithsonian; PBS and National Geographic USA.

Throughout her career, Nokes also has worked with Oscar, Emmy, BAFTA, Peabody, Juno and Gemini award winning directors and producers including James Cameron, Ric Esther Bienstock, and Antony Thomas. Prior to her work in television production, Nokes held the position of VP Marketing and Communications for Vision TV, was a consultant on communications and regulatory affairs to CBC Radio and Television. She has also written three factual television series.

ABOUT APARTMENT 11 PRODUCTIONS

Founded in 2000, Montreal-based Apartment 11 Productions is a development and production company committed to creating compelling, story-driven television programming in both the fiction and fact-based genres.

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