Go Button Media announces four key promotions

Robin Webster, Sarah Hewitt, Stephanie Baird and Rebecca Costa are being bumped up as Go Button Media plans to double its production slate this year.

Toronto-based prodco Go Button Media has promoted four team members amid plans to double its production slate to record numbers for this year.

Key promotions announced Monday (Jan. 10) include Robin Webster from director of development to VP of development and casting, and Sarah Hewitt from manager of development to director of development.

Webster and Hewitt will drive the development of new IP and talent for the business, including the recently announced series Forgotten Frontlines (Super Channel Fuse), Colossal Machines (Super Channel Fuse), Mysteries of The Ancient Dead (Super Channel Fuse), Call Me Mother season two (OUTtv), and Secret Societies: In The Shadows (Super Channel Fuse).

Stephanie Baird — who has worked on Go Button’s Secret Nazi Bases (UKTV, CBC’s documentary Channel), The Animal Within (Autentic, Spiegel TV Wissen, NTV), Phantom Signals (Science Channel, Super Channel), A World Without NASA (CBC’s documentary Channel, CuriosityStream) and Call Me Mother — is being bumped up from line producer to director of production. She’ll oversee the company’s production slate both in Canada and internationally.

Previous post supervisor Rebecca Costa has been promoted to director of post-production and will supervise the expansion of the company’s edit team, post schedules, network deliveries and systems.

Go Button says its slate of confirmed  factual and entertainment productions for 2022 is its largest and most varied yet for domestic and international clients — and more than double the number of hours produced in 2021 — with returning series including Call Me Mother and new titles including Mysteries of The Ancient Dead.

Last month Edmonton-headquartered Super Channel extended its partnership with Go Button for four new factual series.

“As Go Button continues to find international success and growth, we are thrilled that this outstanding team of production professionals, who have been with us since our earliest projects, will continue to drive the company into a thriving 2022 and a dynamic new chapter of production and partnerships,” said Go Button founders and executive producers Daniel Oron and Natasha Ryan, in a statement.

Photo courtesy of Go Button Media, L-R: Robin Webster, Sarah Hewitt, Stephanie Baird, Rebecca Costa