Neshama appoints Suzanne Berger as VP of Production

Neshama Entertainment, joint venture between MarVista and Arnie Zipursky, was announced today that Suzanne Berger has been appointed to the newly created role of VP of Production.

Based at Neshama’s Toronto Canada headquarters, Berger will be responsible for driving the production of content originating in Canada, as well as Canadian co-production partnerships. She is currently spearheading a slate of projects in production in collaboration with MarVista’s Head of Creative Affairs, Hannah Pillemer and SVP of Production, Jennifer Westin, including the upcoming holiday movies, Merry Hannukah and Christmas Crush.
'I am thrilled to be working with Suzanne to oversee production at Neshama as we prepare for our rapid and exciting growth,' said Co-Founder and Executive Producer at Neshama, Arnie Zipursky.

'There is a wealth of established and emerging talent at every level of the creative process here in Canada, and I am delighted to be bringing this talent together with Arnie and the MarVista team to create high-quality content for global distribution and build Neshama into a world-class production company,' commented Berger.

Prior to joining Neshama, Berger, a 20-year production veteran, was producing with Halfire Entertainment where she most recently served as supervising producer on Another Life, starring Katee Sackhoff (Longmire, Battlestar Galactica) for Netflix as well as Aftermath, a drama for SYFY and Space, starring Anne Heche (Men in Trees) and James Tupper (Big Little Lies).  Under her own production company, Rosetta Media, Berger executive produced The Pinkertons with Angus Macfadyen (Braveheart, Turn) and Martha MacIsaac (Superbad); and Spotless, starring Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey) and Marc Andre Grondin (Goon).

Previously, Berger was VP of Production at Entertainment One Television where she supervised the production of all formats of television with a focus on MOWs and scripted one-hour dramas. From financing through post-production, she was instrumental in every aspect of the process of making television programs. While at EOne Berger supervised the pilot and first season of AMC’s epic western series Hell on Wheels, the MTV teen drama, Skins, as well as Global/ABC’s Rookie Blue.

Berger is also an experienced producer of long-form drama, overseeing many movies-of-the-week such as the Hallmark Hall of Fame biopic When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story starring Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper, as well as Playing House, Gospel of Deceit, Cradle of Lies, Absolution, and Intimate Stranger.