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Canamedia Makes New Hire

March 18, 2013

TORONTO: Canamedia has brought on Bill McGowan to lead the broadcast distribution and acquisitions team. McGowan, who is currently a member of the senior management team at Magic Lantern Media, will join Andrea Stokes, the manager of international sales at Canamedia. Together, they will be presenting a slate of new …

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Breakthrough Sells Pair of Films to The Movie Network

March 18, 2013

TORONTO: The Resurrection of Tony Gitone and Please Kill Mr. Know It All, two Canadian feature films distributed by Breakthrough Entertainment, are scheduled to debut on Astral’s The Movie Network later in the year. With a cast led by Fabrizio Filippo, Paula Rivera, Nick Mancuso, Tony Nappo and John Cassini, …

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Peace Point Adds Film Catalogue to Highlights

March 20, 2013

TORONTO: There is a slate of more than 40 films that are being made available to the international market from Peace Point Rights, which has expanded its catalogue of lifestyle, factual and sports content. Belle Du Seigneur, based on Albert Cohen’s literary masterpiece, is available as a 97-minute feature of …

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IFC Comedy Maron Joins Tricon Catalogue

March 21, 2013

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television is launching sales for the IFC comedy series Maron, joining the network’s Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bunk in the company’s slate. Maron is based on comedian and podcaster Marc Maron’s life and the success of the WTF podcast. Joining Maron are Judd Hirsch (Ordinary People, Damages, …

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Tricon to Offer 120 Hours of New Content in Cannes

March 28, 2013

TORONTO: At the upcoming MIPTV, Tricon Films & Television plans to present more than 120 hours of new comedy, sports, lifestyle and factual programming. New titles include the comedy shows Maron and Holliston, the food competition Donut Showdown and the home and renovation series A Bryk at a Time and Disaster Decks. …

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New COO in Place at Cineflix Media

April 3, 2013

TORONTO: Cineflix Media has appointed Andrew Akman to the newly created post of chief operating officer. Akman will be charged with oversight for the company’s corporate operations, information technology and post-production. He is also responsible for setting up and overseeing the operations of partnerships and acquisitions. He is based out …

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MIPTV Spotlight: Sullivan Entertainment

April 4, 2013

CANNES: The two new documentary releases from Sullivan Entertainment, Out of the Shadows and Mozart Decoded, present the stories of some of the greatest artists in Western history. “Informative, high-quality documentaries continue to resonate more than ever with audiences who now specifically seek out these genres,” says Kevin Sullivan, the …

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Shaftesbury to Rep Goalpost Library

April 4, 2013

TORONTO: Shaftesbury has taken on the TV rights for a number of theatrical releases from Goalpost Film that it will be offering at MIPTV, including The Trip. In addition to the comedic feature and BBC series The Trip, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Byrdon, there’s The Escapist, directed by Rupert …

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Canada’s CBC Sets Prime-Time Schedule

May 23, 2013

TORONTO: Among the highlights of CBC’s 2013-14 lineup is the return of Battle of the Blades alongside the new crime drama Crossing Lines. CBC/Radio Canada is going to be serving as the Canadian home to the Olympic Games action from Sochi in 2014. Canadian athletes will be put center stage …