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Miniseries strike back

A few years ago, it looked like scripted miniseries were heading for the scrapheap. With networks favouring TV movies, returning series and fast-moving factual entertainment franchises, miniseries started to look expensive to produce and hard to schedule. Things are very different now, reports Andy Fry.   A run of well-received projects such as Rome, Pillars […]

ReelzChannel buys Canadian drama

US cabsat ReelzChannel has acquired a Canadian-produced drama series from Toronto indie White Pine Pictures. The channel has bought one-hour police/medical procedural Cracked, which broadcasts on CBC and is represented in the US by Entertainment One’s executive VP, global production, Carrie Stein. The show comes from lead producer White Pine, in association with Group M […]