ABOUT HITSBY ENTERTAINMENT
Hitsby Entertainment is a Toronto-based media production company. We work with the best in the industry to produce television, film, and immersive audio programs.
Our full-service film and television unit develops projects that focus on our values of authenticity, diversity, and inclusion in scripted and unscripted genres. Over the years we have cultivated long-standing relationships with broadcasters, streamers, brands, and distributors.
Our audio storytelling division develops IP by making engaging dramatic audio programs. Programs are recorded on location, with full cast and crew, using custom-designed, mobile audio recording equipment. The result is a transcendent, engaging story, where the screen is your imagination.
An award-winning development executive and series creator, Andrew Morris is the President and Executive Producer of Hitsby Entertainment.
In his former role as a network executive for AMI-tv, Andrew launched and led the independent production business unit, overseeing the development, production, and business affairs of over 30 shows, culminating in 8 industry awards. With a reputation for maximizing finance efficiency and audience engagement, he negotiated co-commissioning partnerships with CBC, TVO, Sportsnet, OUT-tv, CHEK & AMI-télé, and has extensively collaborated with the independent production community across Canada.
Some recent highlights include developing and commissioning the documentary series Employable Me, winner of the Canadian Screen Award for Best Factual Series (2022) and the Banff World Media Festival Rockie Award for Best Lifestyle Series 4 years in a row (2018-2021). Andrew was also Executive Producer for the podcast/TV series What Happened to Holly Bartlett, one of Oprah Magazine's “12 True-Crime Podcasts That Will Give You Goosebumps”.
In 2017, Andrew’s universal design technique for making media accessible to blind and partially sighted sighted audiences received the FCC Annual Chairman’s Award for Advancement in Accessibility, and today it is taught in schools and enjoyed by Canadians of all abilities on broadcast channels nationwide.
Andrew is recognized as an industry leader of advocacy for authentic representation of people with disabilities in the media. He is the Founding Member of the Disability Screen Office, a mentor to emerging media producers, and regularly gives presentations on content development and media accessibility.