People | 01/24/2007 4:00 am EST
Digital Wizards founder Diane Williamson has been named to the newly created position of VP of interactive at Toronto’s marblemedia, creators of the popular kids’ series This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung as well as a partner the recently feted Shorts In Motion series (see SHORT TAKES). In her new role, Williamson will spearhead marblemedia’s growing interactive division and oversee its team of designers and programmers. As well, she’ll help manage existing multiplatform projects and develop new ones.
Williamson moved from the television world to digital production in 1996, when she left her career in production management at the CBC to start Digital Wizards, an interactive content production house that’s created such educational projects as Great Canadian Lakes, GeoTracker and Juno Beach: Canada in WWII, as well as the Canexplore portal for copyrighted digital content. She’s also recently worked with Corus Entertainment as a content consultant, helping to integrate independent productions into Corus’ digital portal strategy. Williamson serves on the board of the New Media Business Alliance, and is a member of the Ontario Media Development Corporation and the Canadian Film and Television Producers Association.