President & CEO
Through a diversified approach to worldwide entertainment, James positions Wild Media to develop content in four key segments: Feature Film Production, Television Production, Interactive Media Production and Consumer Products.
James successfully led Wild Media to fully finance their first feature film PROJECT ITHACA, partially financed by Universal Studios Canada and shot in Sudbury in early 2017. He also led negotiations to option the YA novel THE DOGS, by award-winning author Allan Stratton, intended as their second feature film.
James has been instrumental in securing development deals for their animated series METAL GIANTS, with Corus Entertainment/Teletoon in partnership with the award-winning Pipeline Studios; MY LITTLE BIGFOOT with Mattel/HIT Entertainment; and optioning a reboot of the 1976 comic strip MIGHTY MITES with Bayard Canada/OWL Magazine.
James played a key role in continuing Wild Media’s growth in the animation space, when in 2016 a partnership was formed with veteran and award-winning writer Sheila Rogerson, under the banner Radical Atom Entertainment.
Prior to Wild Media, James worked in the Home Entertainment Division at Rogers Communications, one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies. James holds an MBA from Royal Roads University in Victoria.
EVP and Chief Content Officer (CCO)
Anthony Artibello, Co-Founder and CCO of Wild Media Entertainment, is responsible for the development and acquisition of several properties across various mediums, including feature films, scripted television and children’s animation.
Charged with upholding the creative integrity of the Wild Media brand, Anthony has been instrumental in developing the company’s portfolio of premium content. In live action, he is a writer/co-producer of Wild Media’s feature film, PROJECT ITHACA. In the animation space, Anthony is a writer/creator of the animated boy’s action series, METAL GIANTS, currently in development with Teletoon and Pipeline Studios; as well as a writer/co-creator of the animated preschool series MY LITTLE BIG FOOT (with Sheila Dinsmore) currently in development with Mattel and HIT Entertainment.
Anthony also writes and oversees development on Wild Media’s external properties; among these being the feature film adaptation of The Dogs based on the best selling YA novel by award winning author, Allan Stratton, as well as the animated reboot of the Mighty Mites (Sheila Rogerson, co-writer) a much-beloved comic strip that first appeared in OWL Magazine in 1976.
In addition, Anthony has written for a number of animated preschool series, including Max & Ruby (Nick Jr. and Treehouse), Corn & Peg (Nickelodeon) and Jax & Tracker (DHX).
Anthony draws his creative influence from an eclectic set of sources, including a diverse educational background that includes post secondary studies in classical literature, comparative religion and theater.
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jeff Bruneel is a veteran of the industry, having worked in VFX since 1997 and gained such credits as The Watchmen, A Dog’s Purpose, The Fountain, Jack the Giant Slayer, District 9, The Expanse (TV), 11.22.63 (TV), and Camelot (TV) to name a few.
Jeff began his career with a diploma from Fanshawe College where he won awards for his work in editing. He has since been involved in over 50 features and more than 20 TV Series and his projects continue to earn recognition: District 9 was Nominated for ‘Best Visual Effects’ Oscar in 2010 and 11.22.63 was Nominated for an Emmy in 2016 for ‘Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role’.
In August 2017, Mathieu was accepted to the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles, one of the most prestigious film schools in the world, to earn a Master’s Degree in the Cinematography discipline. Among the hundreds of applicants from around the world, only 28 were selected for the 2017-18 school year. Mathieu was one of them and also the only Canadian.
Mathieu’s career will be moving to a whole new level with his entry to AFI. Alumni of the American Film Institute are some of the most sought-after filmmakers and include Oscar, Emmy, and Tony award honourees such as David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Janusz Kaminski, and Darren Aronofsky. Attending AFI will allow Mathieu the opportunity to learn from the masters and propel his career in the motion picture industry.
Mathieu is extremely passionate about his craft and aims to leave his mark in the world of cinema. Wild Media Entertainment is thrilled to support Mathieu’s professional development and we look forward to working with him after he graduates.