Cathal Gaffney Appointed as 9 Story Media Group’s COO

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  • Posted by Anahita Tabarsi on April 13 2016

We're delighted to announce the appointment of Brown Bag Films' CEO Cathal Gaffney to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for our parent company 9 Story Media Group!

Cathal remains at the helm here in Brown Bag Films, which was acquired by 9 Story last year, but will add the role of COO for 9 Story Media Group, overseeing production, technology and HR.

Commenting on the appointment Cathal Gaffney said,

"I’m really delighted with this next chapter of growth. Facilitating an environment where creativity can thrive is something that motivates me very much and working with extraordinary, talented people on extraordinary projects across our studios in Toronto, Manchester and Dublin is a real privilege."

Other recent organisational changes include 9 Story’s co-founding partner, former COO and senior VP, Steve Jarosz, taking up the role of Executive Vice President, responsible for production financing and compliance.

Natalie Osborne, 9 Story’s MD, becomes Chief Strategy Officer, focusing on distribution, consumer products, acquisitions, marketing and business development.

Natalie Dumoulin will continue as VP of Creative Affairs, and oversee a unified development team on both sides of the Atlantic.

Blake Tohana has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, having most recently served in the same role at fellow Canadian firm Tricon Films & Television.

Commenting on the restructuring, 9 Story Media Group president and CEO, Vince Commisso said,

“We are now a team of 500, with locations in four countries. The changes to our management structure are an important step towards integration, designed to help us seize opportunities and achieve our strategic vision.”

Anahita Tabarsi

Anahita is Brown Bag Films' Digital Coordinator and resident hipster photographer.

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