President & CEO
James Milligan, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Wild Media Entertainment, handles business affairs for all projects. He is responsible for delivering on Wild Media’s strategic vision of being a leader in premium content for audiences of all ages.
Through a diversified approach to worldwide entertainment, James positions Wild Media to develop content in four key segments: Feature Film Production, Television Production, Animation and Visual Effects.
James successfully led Wild Media to fully finance their first feature film PROJECT ITHACA, partially financed by Universal Studios Canada and shot in Sudbury and releasing across North America in the summer of 2019. He also led negotiations to option the YA novel THE DOGS, by award-winning author Allan Stratton, intended as their next feature film going to camera in Fall 2020.
James has been instrumental in securing development deals for their animated series METAL GIANTS, with Corus Entertainment/Teletoon; BIGFOOT BUDDIES with Mattel/HIT Entertainment; optioning a reboot of the 1976 comic strip MIGHTY MITES with Bayard Canada/OWL Magazine; and securing the rights to a reboot of the unscripted hit series ANGRY PLANET currently on Amazon Prime.
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. Similarly, James led negotiations for the acquisition of boutique VFX Studio so as to launch WildFX in 2018.
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 co-wrote and co-produced Wild Media’s first feature, Project Ithaca. He is also the co-creator of the animated preschool series, Bigfoot Buddies (with Sheila Rogerson) in development with Mattel and HIT Entertainment.
In addition, Anthony has helped develop Wild Media’s external properties, among these a forthcoming film adaptation of The Dogs, based on the five-time national bestselling novel by award winning author, Allan Stratton, as well as an animated reboot of MIGHTY MITES, a much-beloved comic strip appearing in OWL Magazine in 1976.
Anthony has written professionally for a number of animated preschool series, including Max & Ruby (Nick Jr. and Treehouse), Rev & Roll (DHX) and Corn & Peg (Nick Jr. and Treehouse) where he also served as co-story editor.
Anthony’s post-secondary studies include 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’.
Perry Dellelce is a founder and the managing partner of Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, one of Canada’s leading corporate finance transactional law firms.
Perry practises in the areas of securities, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, offering a unique blend of legal and corporate finance experience combined with hands-on business management experience across a wide range of sectors including technology, natural resources and financial services.
Perry has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading practitioners in the areas of technology and global mining and is the current Chair of the NEO Exchange, Canada’s newest stock exchange and most recently, a founding member and Chair of WD Sports & Entertainment, a full service sports and broadcast talent management agency.
Perry is extremely active in community involvement and charity, sitting on numerous boards including: Canadian Olympic Foundation (Chair), Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation (Past Chair), the University of Ottawa and Canada’s Walk of Fame, to name a few.
Perry graduated with a B.A. from Western University in 1985 and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in 1987. He subsequently obtained his law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1990 and was called to the Ontario bar in 1992.
Paul is a founding member and the CIO of Wildeboer Dellelce LLP. Having been with the organization since its first day of business in 1993, Paul has played a key role in the strategic growth and development of what is now one of Canada’s leading corporate finance transactional law firms.
He is also the founder and President of a Toronto based wine and alcohol beverage importing business, Rubaiyat Wine & Spirit Merchants and most recently, a founding member and the CIO of WD Sports & Entertainment, a full service sports and broadcast talent management agency. Previous to this, Paul was an active member of the Ontario film industry, working with Roger Corman’s Toronto based liaison and leading a number of properties into development.
Paul has a background in film production and was a founding member of the Ontario Film Production Group, a community-based mentoring and support organization for independent filmmakers and creatives. Its mandate was to help foster a vibrant community of filmmakers in the region and provide access to affordable production talent and equipment for aspiring filmmakers.
Paul is actively involved with community and charitable initiatives across a number of sectors, including health (RBC Sunnybrook Run for the Kids), Youth Development (the Duke of Edinburgh Award) and the Arts (Power Plant, AGO).
Paul graduated with a B.A. from the University of Toronto and most recently completed an executive leadership program at the University of Notre Dame.
Brendan joined the Wild Media team as Project Coordinator in late 2015. Formerly a Marketing Intern at Maple Leaf Foods, a Junior Production Assistant and Marketing Intern at Jackman Reinvention, and a Social Media Intern at Bensimon Byrne, Brendan’s rich and varied experience allows him to assist in multiple areas of production; from script reading and analysis to scheduling and maintaining Wild Media’s online presence. Brendan graduated with a B.A. in Media, Information and Technoculture from Western University.
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.