CEO, Halfire Entertainment
Noreen Halpern is a television executive with 25 years experience in television production and financing. In 2013, Halpern launched Halfire Entertainment to develop, produce, and finance television series and mini-series for the Canadian, U.S., and international marketplaces. In 2013, Halfire produced the ½ hour comedy, WORKING THE ENGLES for NBC and Shaw, the first time a prime time comedy had been co-produced between the US and Canada. Halfire has projects in development with Showtime, ABC, NBC, CBC, CTV and Shaw and will begin production on a series for Syfy in early 2016.
Prior to Halfire, Halpern was President of Television at indie studio, eOne, where she launched Rookie Blue (ABC, Global), Call Me Fitz (DirectTV), Hell On Wheels (AMC), Hung (HBO), Haven (Global, Syfy), and many others. Under Halpern’s leadership, eOne Television became one of the industry’s foremost creators, producers, and distributors across all genres and attracted an impressive roster of creative partners.
Before joining eOne, Halpern co-founded and co-ran Blueprint Entertainment, an independent studio. Halpern used non-traditional funding models to create North American-targeted content and produced 200+ hours of quality programming with an estimated production cost of $145,000,000. Prior to that, Halpern was the Senior VP, Creative Affairs at Alliance Entertainment and remained with the company through a merger that formed production/distribution powerhouse Alliance-Atlantis.