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Former WildBrain head joins Aux Mode

Toronto-based digital rights management company Aux Mode has hired the former president and chief operating officer of kids’ content company Wildbrain as a strategic advisor.

Steven DeNure

Steven DeNure, an entertainment industry veteran and current board member of the Canadian Film Centre and Dark Slope Studios, will help further establish Aux Mode’s digital network with content partnerships and financial investors.

As well as helming WildBrain (fka DHX Media), DeNure previously served as president of US-based Alliance Productions.

In his Alliance days, he worked on titles including Reboot, Transformers: Beastwars, Due South, ENG, North of 60, Whale Music and Black Robe.

DeNure has served as exec produced and produced numerous film and TV productions, including Degrassi, Yo Gabba Gabba, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Inspector Gadget, Angela Anaconda, This Hour Has 22 Minutes and LetterKenny.

Adam Rumanek, founder and CEO of Aux Mode, said: “Steve is an industry leader in the entertainment space and his unique mix of relationships, experience and knowledge will add tremendous value in helping us build and grow our company through IP protection and monetisation.”

DeNure added: “Adam’s technical expertise and proprietary reporting tool have generated IP owners significant financial returns on their digital libraries. I’m excited to help Aux Mode expand through investment and partnerships.”

In the past, DeNure has served on the boards of the CMPA, the Banff World Media Festival and the Youth Media Alliance.


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