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Launched in October 2017 by industry leader Joan Lambur, Lambur Productions was established to
produce the highest quality children’s and family programming. Building on the strength and experience
of its team, Lambur Productions works with broadcasters, creators, writers and other creative talent to
develop and produce internationally successful product for partners around the globe.
Joan Lambur President
Joan Lambur is a highly respected and well established executive producer whose most recent work
includes the award-winning series of three movies, Lucy Maude Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables,
starring Martin Sheen, Sara Botsford and Ella Ballentine for PBS in the US and Corus Entertainment in
Canada. Other series Lambur has executive produced include the British co-production RIDE and buddy
comedy Max & Shred, both for Nickelodeon.
Prior to forming Lambur Productions, Lambur was Executive Vice-President, Family Entertainment for
Breakthrough Entertainment and was the Executive Producer for all animation and kids’ live action and
family programming. Lambur handled acquisitions of projects in these areas while overseeing the
creative development and financing. She also managed all licensing and merchandising activities for the
company tied to their television programming. Prior to working at Breakthrough, Joan founded Lambur
& Associates, a Toronto-based television development, distribution and brand management company
specializing in children’s and family programming.
Lambur was also President of On-Screen Entertainment for New York-based The itsy bitsy Entertainment
Company, where she managed the company’s entertainment divisions, including international television
distribution, television and film acquisitions, development and pre-sales.
Suzanne Wilson C.O.O.
Prior to the launch of Lambur Productions, Suzanne Wilson most recently held the role of Vice-President
of Family Entertainment at Breakthrough Entertainment, working on all aspects of the development,
financing and production of Breakthrough’s animation, kids’ live action and family programming. Before
joining Breakthrough, Wilson handled children’s media acquisitions for Ontario broadcaster TVOKids.
She previously worked with Joan Lambur at The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company and Lambur &
Associates, and worked with Breakthrough’s Legal & Business Affairs department.
Wilson holds an MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business. She was instrumental in the
launch of Centennial College’s Children’s Media post-graduate program, where she continues to teach.
Yenae Tesfai Senior Director of Development & Production
Yenae Tesfai began his career in 2004, working in the Post Production Department at Breakthrough
Entertainment, overseeing the completion of numerous television series. In 2012, Yenae made the
transition to the Development Department at Breakthrough Entertainment, managing the company’s
slate of development projects of varying genres, following them through from inception to production.
Now as Senior Director of Development & Production at Lambur Productions, Yenae is involved in all
aspects of the creative slate. Yenae’s primary responsibility at Lambur Productions is to establish and
maintain relationships with creative talent, seek out new and relevant television concepts, and expand
the creative slate, with the goal of producing television projects that will appeal to domestic and
international broadcasters and audiences.