Tremain Media Inc. began in 2001 as the sole proprietorship Read-TV Productions. Its first release, a literacy-based DVD, was produced by Leah Tremain as the thesis project for her Master’s in Education, thus establishing the company’s fundamental link between education and video production.
In 2006 the Read-TV proprietorship, brand, intellectual properties and all its assets were purchased and folded into the newly-formed enterprise, Tremain Media Incorporated.
Tremain Media was incorporated with two shareholders – Leah Tremain and the University of Victoria’s Innovation and Development Corporation. In 2011 Tremain Media Inc. purchased all shares owned by University of Victoria’s Innovation and Development Corporation (now UVic Industry Partnership) thus terminating the firm’s relationship with the University. Tremain Media is now under the sole ownership of Leah Tremain, M.Ed.
The primary area of focus for Tremain Media is producing educational material in partnership with educational institutions, not-for-profits, foundations and charities. Tremain Media retains ownership of a number of titles and sells the material to schools, institutions, post-secondary institutions, not-for-profits, libraries and homes across Canada and the US. Tremain Media has three educational distributors and has sold over 68,000 educational DVDs across Canada.
Tremain Media’s success in the educational market resulted in clients requesting their services in producing exclusive material, thus engaging Tremain Media as a client-focused, work-for-hire company and thereby enabling an expansion of scope and services. Currently, Tremain Media produces a range of educational and promotional content in a variety of media. The company produces film and television content, web and social media sites, books, advertising and a broad range of print and web-based materials. Tremain Media content has aired on NBC-Universal, Versus and NBC Sports. Additional offerings include promotional, educational and documentary films for a variety of government and corporate clients, including the Ministry of Children & Family Development, BC Hydro, YVR and Alberta Education. Since 2012 Tremain has built the company’s expertise in time-lapse and digital monitoring services. Tremain Media currently has cameras in operation throughout BC.
Tremain Media engages pre-production, production and post production sub-contractors and consultants on a project-by-project basis. Tremain Media has two full time staff member and up to 23 sub-contractors and consultants.