Stuart Coxe, President and CEO
Stuart is one of Canada’s most sought after creative minds in unscripted, factual and original content. Before founding Antica, Stuart spent 20 years as an award winning producer, director and executive in news and entertainment at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). There he was responsible for launching dozens of shows, docs and hit series – including Dragons Den, CBC’s first ever factual entertainment program.
Since leaving the public broadcaster, Stuart has produced many feature documentaries, created several TV shows and series, and developed different projects for international audiences, including a new format with Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice, Shark Tank). The show was recently picked up by ABC in the US and is scheduled to air in 2017.
Currently, Stuart and the Antica team have several exciting projects on the go including a new series for CBC (Becoming Canadian – to air in 2017), several digital ventures (branded content and for broadcasters), and Secret Path, the emotional and notable animated film from The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie.
Trevor Hammond, Executive Producer
For more than 15 years, Trevor has helped produce some of the biggest shows in Canada. He has been a senior member of production teams (including head writer, producer and director) for several hit series including, Canadian Idol, Battle of the Blades, Big Brother Canada and Top Chef Canada. He was also a lead member on production teams for huge live broadcasts like the Juno Awards (4 times) and two Olympics (Athens and Turin). Trevor has also worked in original factual entertainment and has helped develop dozens of treatments and shows for several different production companies and networks, including CTV, W, ABC, CBC, Slice, Teletoon and History.
On top of hundreds of hours of network TV, Trevor also has a background in radio (he was Trevor Whatever way back when the Mix 99.9 was still The Mix!) and has more recently begun to focus on branded content: as interstitials, in traditional TV and as stand-alone entertainment. This work led to Trevor receiving the President’s Award from Corus Entertainment. From comedy and docs to branded, reality and heartfelt entertainment, Trevor’s focus has always been to deliver compelling, relatable and entertaining stories.
Jamie McMahon, Director / Producer
Jamie must have a pretty impressive hat collection – because he wears a lot of them for Antica. As director, producer and even editor, Jamie has worked on some of our biggest projects, including Becoming Canadian, Secret Path and our WeShot projects. Jamie also helped develop and produce Canada Rising, a real time CBC series that told the epic story of Canada’s national basketball team as they made a shot at Rio 2016. That series has since been turned into compelling branded content.
Before joining Antica, Jamie spent time as a producer at YTV and was Creative Producer at a boutique creative design studio.
Dean Perlmutter, Supervising Producer
A veteran producer in both film and TV, Dean’s experience dates back to when he was a teenager working with the FX department on Starship Invasions where he was there to help build epic scenes of destruction! Since then he’s spent less time destroying things, and more time building up dozens of big time productions. His credits include Dream Funded (a CTV pilot that was picked up by ABC), Compete To Eat (Cooking Network), World’s Greenest Homes (HGTV), Mayday (National Geographic) and Tales From The Organ Trade (HBO).
Dean also has a wealth of experience driving scripted productions, including features The Five Senses, Detention and Partners In Action. He has also worked on dramatic television productions like Jonestown Paradise Lost (A&E) and Dangerous Persuasions (Discovery).
Sarah Levinsky, Production Coordinator
While Sarah is a soon to be graduate of the Radio and Television (BA) program at Ryerson University, she has actually already graduated into the real world of media production! Since starting her career with Antica 3 years ago, she has worked on several different shows and projects – in several different roles. Whatever the task – she’ll take it on! So far her to do list has included managing different projects, development, production, post production, digital, and graphic design.
While she helps take care of all things Antica, Sarah is currently focusing on helping produce the Antica original series, Becoming Canadian (TV and digital elements).
Laura Regher, Executive Producer
Antica Podcast Network
While Laura has an extensive background in television and digital production, she happily keeps making her way back to the wonderful world of audio! As a producer at CBC Radio for more than a decade, she strived to tell stories that tied listeners to their radio right until the end. Her philosophy is “the longer they sit in their parked cars listening, the better!” She has brought that way of thinking, along with all her producing talents, to the Antica Podcast Network.
Laura knows that at the heart of every podcast on the network (be it about business, global affairs or debunking myths) is storytelling and riveting radio.
Yael Berger, Digital Media Producer
Having covered federal politics in Ottawa for more than 6 years, Yael is very familiar with telling important Canadian stories. In 2010 she started as a journalist for Parliament Now and The Lobby Monitor. By 2013, she was editor of The Lobby Monitor. Leading up to the 2015 federal election, Yael began working on the radio show and podcast Everything is Political with Evan Solomon on SiriusXM Canada. Following that, Yael continued as a radio producer for CBC Ottawa.
Yael received her Bachelors in Journalism and Political Science with honours from Carleton University, and her Masters in Political Theory from the University of Toronto. She also earned a certificate in military journalism from the University of Calgary. As Antica’s Media Producer, Yael is focusing on several projects like Becoming Canadian and the Antica Podcast Network.
Alex Smith, Production Assistant
Antica Podcast Network
Alex Smith is a third year student at the University of Toronto. He is pursuing a double major in Economics and International Relations out of Trinity College. Alex began his Antica journey in the summer of 2016 while working on the original CBC series, Becoming Canadian. His focus now is helping the many story tellers on the Antica Podcast Network.
Jeaneete Trigiani Diehl, Director/Producer
Jeanette Trigiani Diehl has more than 25 years of experience as a producer, director, story editor and writer. She’s directed large, multi-format events; live and taped programs, and she’s worked in genres ranging from lifestyle and reality to documentary and news. Jeanette brings her eye for detail and impressive interviewing skills to the new original Antica format Becoming Canadian, which is set to air on CBC. Other recent selected credits include Green Road for the Olympic Channel, Keeping Canada Alive for CBC, Love It Or List It for W, and Million Dollar Neighborhood for OWN.
Mark Toller, Senior Editor
The Senior in his title has nothing to do with age…it’s all about experience. Mark has worked in a variety of genres and formats, and storytelling is always at the heart of it all. While docs are his passion, he regularly lends his skills to hit shows like Four Weddings Canada, Panic Button and Pawnathon. He also cut together a new format as part of the Antica team working with producer Mark Burnett. Mark is now focusing his story telling skills on our original series, Becoming Canadian.
Rachel Dawson, Associate Producer
Rachel is a creative thinking story teller who is always able to find fascinating characters and compelling stories. From large-scale competitive reality series, to online alternative reality games, Rachel has helped introduce Canadians to hundreds of real life characters.
Rachel was in Australia when she found her passion for factual television. Working on Biggest Loser Australia, she saw firsthand the raw power of a good story and excellent casting. Since then she has helped tell compelling stories on shows like Wipeout Canada, Still Standing and Antica’s original format, Becoming Canadian. She is now helping to produce different elements of the highly anticipated and incredibly important Secret Path project.
Jason Phillips, Assistant Editor
Yes, Jason Phillips is a full time assistant editor, but he’s an even more full time movie enthusiast. In between all the flicks, he’s found time to work on popular shows like Cold Water Cowboys, Canada's Worst Driver, Power and Ice, Apres Ski, Come Dine With Me, and Come Date With Me.