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Michael Kot is one of the co-founders of Storyline Entertainment. In 2003 he resigned from the company to concentrate on his job as production executive for History Television. Before moving on, he co-produced and co-directed ‘Shipbreakers” and directed and edited ‘Age of Iron', a short film inspired by ‘Shipbreakers'.
Kot spearheaded several new media initiatives. He was part of the start-up team of Canada’s all news network, CBC Newsworld and the driving force behind some of Newsworld’s early flagship factual programming including ‘The Passionate Eye’, ‘Ideas On Camera', ‘Future World' and ‘On The Arts'. He also produced many live specials and event programs.
Craving new challenges, he left CBC to pursue New Media and long format documentaries. As a freelancer he produced the first-ever CBC federal election website as well as an experimental VOD news service, PNN.
Actively involved in the creation and launch of History Television, he shepherded the channel through various ownership transitions, making the History Television brand one of the most successful specialty channels in Canada. As VP Original Factual Content for Canwest (now Shaw Media), Kot was responsible for factual content on Global Television, History Television, Mystery and National Geographic Canada. In 2010 Kot left Shaw Media for Entertainment One to become Senior VP Factual Entertainment responsible for eOne’s original factual programming.
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