Vince Commisso is President & CEO of 9 Story Media Group, one of the industry’s leading creators, producers and distributors of top quality content for young audiences around the world. With facilities in Toronto, Dublin and Manchester, the 9 Story family of companies has produced over 2,800 episodes of best-in-class kids and family programming, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, Doc McStuffins, Wild Kratts, Octonauts and Camp Lakebottom.
Vince began his career in 1992 at Nelvana, where he worked with major networks, studios, producers and distributors, both domestically and internationally. He rose through the ranks to become Supervising Producer, garnering one Emmy® and two Gemini® nominations. In 2002, he co-founded 9 Story Entertainment, with a vision to launch an animation company that would utilize leading edge technologies to develop, produce and deliver compelling animated children’s content with international appeal.
In 2005, Vince earned an Emmy® Award for Best Animated Television Program, as well as a Gemini® Award and ACT Award on the company’s very first show, Peep and the Big Wide World. Since then, the 9 Story Media Group family of companies has earned 14 Emmy® Awards, 2 Oscar nominations, 6 BAFTA nominations and multiple Parent’s Choice Awards. In 2015, Vince was awarded the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Entertainment and Media category in Ontario.
A voting member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Vince also serves on the board of The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and The Canadian Association of Content Exporters (CACE) as Vice Chair. Vince holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.