Jon Rutherford

Rutherford exits Tricon

Jon Rutherford is to leave Canada-based Tricon Films & Television, triggering a restructure that that sees Karthiga Ratnasabapathy promoted. Rutherford (pictured) has been with Tricon since April 2010, and has since risen to the rank of executive VP, distribution and business development. There was no word on the former Portfolio Entertainment executive’s next move after […]

Tricon hires Saperstein to run kids division

Tricon Films & Television has recruited Frank Saperstein to run its kids and family unit. The US and Canada-based producer and distributor has been moving into the kids and family space in recent times and as executive VP, Saperstein will oversee production, programming and partnerships in this sector. Tricon launched the kids and family division […]

Tricon picks up content from Canadian producer Fusion TV

Canada-based producer and distributor Tricon Films & Television has acquired Fusion TV’s catalogue of unscripted programming and will sell it internationally. +++corrected version – Tricon has agreed a deal with Fusion TV the Canadian producer not Fusion the US cable network+++ Fusion is a Toronto-based indie. The Tricon deal gives the distributor international rights to […]

Content crunch – the fight for rights

As the pace of consolidation quickens, competition for rights is fiercer than ever. Stewart Clarke talks to distributors about the changing face of the business and how, in the hyper competitive world of TV, they are gaining access to content. First-look deals, overall deals, development deals, output deals, umbrella deals and pod deals: all are […]

Tricon launches kids and family division

Canada’s Tricon Films & Television has launched a new kids and family division following the acquisition of Kavaleer Productions’ new animated series Wildernuts. Tricon Kids & Family will focus on selling both acquired content and Tricon-produced projects. “The launch of Tricon Kids & Family is a natural next step as we expand our children’s content […]