Attraction creates studios arm as firms unite

Canada’s Attraction is bringing together its production and sales assets under a new banner. Attraction Studios will comprise Attraction Images, CMJ Productions and Attraction Distribution. Attraction Images president and executive producer Marleen Beaulieu has been promoted to president of Attraction Studios, and will oversee operations of the three business units and provide strategic vision. She’ll […]

Attraction buys Canadian prodco CMJ

Quebec-based production and distribution group Attraction has acquired Fatal Vows prodco CMJ Productions. Montreal-based CMJ makes English and French-language factual programming and is run by John Kuyk (right). He will remain in charge following the acquisition, alongside staffers including Judith Beauchemin. Former A+E exec Michael Katz is also at the prodco. As well as Investigation […]

Attraction brings Belgian noir to Cannes

Toronto-based distributor Attraction is launching a ‘Benelux Noir’ label at MIPTV. The highlights include cop series Code 37 (pictured), which follows a female detective leading a sex crimes police unit, went out on VTM in Belgium where it ran to three seasons. Other Belgian dramas include Menuet-produced Coppers and In Flanders Fields, and Skyline’s Crime in Bruges. […]