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Production Begins on Remake of BBC Comedy

October 31, 2013

TORONTO: Production has kicked off on Sensitive Skin, a new original comedy series based on the BBC show of the same name, set to premiere on The Movie Network in Eastern Canada and Movie Central in Western Canada. Starring Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) and Don McKellar (Blindness), Sensitive …


Donald Sutherland Commits to New Animated Film

November 5, 2013

TORONTO: Donald Sutherland is serving as producer and screenwriter for Pirate's Passage, an upcoming animated movie that he is also set to star in. Based on a successful adventure novel, Pirate's Passage focuses on a 12-year-old boy who is dealing with the death of his father. It takes place in …


Video Interview: Call Me Fitz’s Michael Gross & Sheri Elwood

November 7, 2013

NEW YORK: In this video interview, Sheri Elwood, the creator of Call Me Fitz, and Michael Gross, who recently joined the cast, discuss the character of Pat Childs and what’s in store for season four.   The Canadian comedy Call Me Fitz recently launched its fourth season on Movie Central …


Red Arrow Sells TV Movies into French Canada

November 13, 2013

MUNICH: French-Canadian broadcaster V has picked up the rights for Larry Levinson TV movies from Red Arrow International. The multi-year output agreement includes all Larry Levinson telefilms that are distributed by Red Arrow International. Larry Levison Productions has released more than 200 drama, thriller, mystery, romantic comedy and family TV movies for …


Bell Media Bolsters Comedy Development Slate

November 15, 2013

TORONTO: Bell Media has announced the addition of five new comedy projects to its original development slate, including shows from Mark McKinney, showrunner of Less Than Kind, and Ilana Frank, whose credits include Rookie Blue and Saving Hope. The broadcaster already has 15 comedy projects in development, as well as …


CTV Go Now Available

November 19, 2013

TORONTO: CTV is now available live and on demand via CTV Go, which is delivering more than 3,000 hours of programming. CTV Go features around 60 titles from the 2013-14 season, including The Big Bang Theory, The Amazing Race, Grey's Anatomy, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Played. For the first …


MIPCOM Spotlight: Shaftesbury

October 6, 2013

CANNES: Shaftesbury is showcasing several new digital properties from Smokebomb Entertainment this MIPCOM. The Smokebomb Entertainment digital slate includes the comedy Backpackers and the provocative drama Long Story, Short. “Backpackers and Long Story, Short speak directly to young-adult audiences and have the flexibility to be packaged and programmed for broadcast, …


MIPCOM Spotlight: Sullivan Entertainment

October 3, 2013

CANNES: Promoting its lineup of family-friendly entertainment programs is what is top of mind for Sullivan Entertainment this MIPCOM. This includes the animated Ronaldinho Gaucho’s Team, based on a fictional childhood of the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year. Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series features the Anne …


Canadian Pay-TV Market Losing Subs

August 30, 2013

EL SEGUNDO: Subscriptions to pay-TV services in Canada were down by 10,810 in the second quarter of the year, with gains in IPTV failing to offset losses in both cable and satellite, according to IHS. Q2 marked the third straight quarter of losses for the Canadian pay-TV market. However, Q2's decline was …


Former CTV & Corus Exec Joanna Webb Joins Shaftesbury

September 4, 2013

TORONTO: Shaftesbury has hired Joanna Webb for the newly created role of senior VP of content strategy. Webb most recently served as managing director fo Mojojo Media. Prior to founding the company, Webb was the senior VP of programming at CTV. Before this, she spent 15 years at Corus Entertainment. …