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Canada’s Primitive buys into Essential 11

Canada-based Factual producer Primitive Entertainment has bought into fellow prodco Essential 11 as part of a joint push into the fact-ent genre. Toronto-based Primitive becomes a shareholder in Essential 11 under the terms of the new partnership. Essential 11 is, in turn, a joint venture between 11 Television Canada and Australian Essential Entertainment. “We continue […]

O’Neill promoted at Essential 11 as Healey exits

LA prodco Essential 11 Television has handed its Australia-based head of unscripted an expanded US role as a key development VP exits. Michael O’Neill has been named VP, unscripted programming at Essential 11, which is a joint venture of Canadian producer 11 Television and US-based Essential Media Group. His appointment comes after the recent departure […]

Nutopia’s The Story of Us getting Aussie remake

Factual producer and distributor Nutopia has shopped the format of its docudrama The Story of Us to Seven Network. The Australian free-to-air broadcaster will air a local version of the show. Local indie Essential Media & Entertainment, the producer of legal series Rake, will make the Australian version of the series, which is scheduled to […]