CBC unveils comedy & drama chiefs for new-look scripted division

Canadian broadcaster CBC has hired two new execs and promoted two others to the key positions in its new-look scripted team, following the exits last year of drama head Helen Asimakis and comedy lead Michelle Daly. CBC restructured its scripted division in November, with four new director positions created to oversee the newly minted development […]

Canada’s CBC revamps scripted with Helen Asimakis & Michelle Daly departing

Canadian pubcaster CBC has restructured its scripted division, with drama head Helen Asimakis and comedy lead Michelle Daly departing as a result. The revamp will see new development and production divisions formed for comedy and drama, with the senior director of comedy and drama roles – which had been held by Asimakis and Daly respectively […]

Blue Ant’s Julie Chang on a post-pandemic prediction

Julie Chang, VP of international co-productions at Blue Ant Media and interim EVP at Blue Ant International, looks into the crystal ball to provide TBI with her take on how production might look post-pandemic. I want to show you a glimpse of the future. I’m picturing a post-pandemic scene, maybe a year or two years […]

‘Beaverton’ producer Pier 21 hires CBC exec Karen Tsang, ups Bill Lundy

Toronto-based indie Pier 21 Films, the prodco behind Comedy Network series The Beaverton, has appointed former CBC exec Karen Tsang as VP of development and promoted Bill Lundy to SVP of development. Reporting to COO Nicole Butler, both Tsang and Lundy will collaborate on Pier 21 Films’ slate of development projects and expand the company’s reach […]

Blue Ant preps ‘A Bee’s Diary’ for Love Nature as show wraps production

Blue Ant Media’s wildlife channel and streamer brand Love Nature is preparing to air its latest nature commission A Bee’s Diary, which has wrapped production. The 1 x 50-minute and 1 x 90-minute show – shot in 4K – is from Germany’s Taglicht Media and is being produced in association with Canadian pubcaster CBC and […]

News round-up: CBC’s ‘Trickster’ travels in global pre-sales; Korean animation festival launches; RTL-TVI adapts Lecter’s retro ‘Greetings From’ format

CBC’s ‘Trickster’ travels in global pre-sales Sky in the UK, NITV and SBS On Demand in Australia, Globoplay in Brazil and KinoPoisk in Russia have all acquired the CBC original series Trickster ahead of its October premiere in Canada, following deals with Abacus Media Rights. The 6 x 60-minute series is produced by Sienna Films […]

BBC acquires ‘Enslaved’ doc series with Samuel L Jackson

UK pubcaster the BBC has acquired a 4 x 60-minute documentary series examining the transatlantic slave trade, fronted by Hollywood star and human rights activist Samuel L Jackson, for its BBC Two channel. Enslaved: The Lost History Of The Transatlantic Slave Trade will shed new light on the 400-year history of human trafficking, which saw […]

Canada’s ‘Coroner’ picked up by UK’s Channel 4, greenlit for third season

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has picked up the first two seasons of the CBC original series Coroner for its FTA channel More4, while Canada’s CBC has greenlit a 10-episode third season of the drama. Originally commissioned for Canadian broadcaster CBC, the 16 x 60-minute series was produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix […]

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