Michael Donovan, executive chairman of children’s entertainment company DHX Media, is this year’s Ernst & Young Atlantic division Entrepreneur of the Year.
“Michael is a shining example of visionary leadership,” said Ian Cavanagh, EY’s Atlantic Entrepreneur Of The Year program director. “Under Michael’s direction – despite a market that told him content was dead – DHX has become Canada’s leading producer and distributor of entertainment content for children and families, and one of the top companies in the sector globally.”
Donovan has worked in the Canadian film and television industry for 30 years. He founded Salter Street Films, a production company that has produced shows like This Hour Has 22 Minutes. He also produced the Academy Award-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine.
“Entrepreneurship isn’t just about dollars and cents. It’s about finding new ways to approach challenging problems. It’s about growing your community while growing your business, and building prosperity for yourself, as well as the next generation,” said Jim Lutes, EY’s Atlantic region managing partner. “All of our finalists are stars in their own right, and we’re proud to honour their legacies.”