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Distribution360 moves into scripted with inter-connected family show launch

Canada’s Distribution360 has moved into scripted distribution, with family series The Parker Andersons/Amelia Parker spearheading its latest kids and family slate. The 20 x 30-minute concept series is presented as two inter-connected sitcoms, with The Parker Andersons segment focusing on widower Tony Parker and his move from the UK to Chicago, while Amelia Parker follows […]

Round-up: Banijay re-opens ‘Changing Rooms’ in Germany; Bossanova snags CJZ deal; MTV Int’l preps ‘True Life Crime’ in UK

Banijay re-opens Changing Rooms in Germany Germany’s RTL Zwei has ordered a local version of Banijay’s veteran home renovation format Changing Rooms, marking the show’s return to the country after a 15-year hiatus. The four-part series is from Banijay Productions Germany and is set to air later this year, with the show following two sets of […]

Marblemedia hires Proper TV’s Mike Armitage and ups Kelsey Espensen in factual push

Canadian prodco Marblemedia has hired Proper Television exec Mike Armitage as its new development producer for factual & factual entertainment. The appointment comes as part of an expansion of the development team to drive unscripted growth, with exec Kelsey Espensen also seeing her role expanding to become development producer for unscripted entertainment & formats. In […]

Marblemedia CEO Mark Bishop on turning lemons into lemonade in 2020

Mark Bishop, co-CEO of Toronto-based indie Marblemedia, says that the unprecedented challenges of the past year have left Canadian indies well-placed as they head into 2021. This time last year, nobody could have predicted how much the world would change, and how much TV production would be impacted as a result of Covid-19. As 2020 […]

Kids round-up: Jellyfish names originals MD; Scholastic & Mainframe unveils kids’ horror show; Marblemedia hires ex-Disney child star

Jellyfish named new MD of originals UK-based animation studio Jellyfish Pictures has appointed Natalie Llewellyn as managing director of its children’s animation original production division Jellyfish Originals. Llewellyn, who joined the company in 2018 as head of IP development, will now take lead on the creative and commercial efforts of the division and be responsible […]

‘Blown Away’ producer Marblemedia readies three factual series

Toronto-based Marblemedia, the producer of Netflix hit Blown Away, is travelling to Realscreen next week with a new development slate spearheaded by three factual series being pitched for pre-sale. Two series have been created and developed in-house by Marblemedia, whose new series Restaurants on the Edge launches on Netflix on 28th February. A third series […]

Formats house Bristow targets US with new development VP

Toronto-based Bristow Global Media (BGM) has promoted Sean Connolly to the new position of vice president of development. The new position was created as the company expands its unscripted content, with a focus on creating original formats for a global audience and tailoring international formats for North America. Connolly will have an immediate focus on […]

Canuck firms prep Goonies-inspired drama

Canadian producers Marblemedia and Omnifilm Entertainment have partnered to create a scripted series that Toronto-based Distribution360 will sell internationally. The Odyssey is billed as a “fun and suspenseful adventure with a tone reminiscent of the classic adventure comedy The Goonies”. Showrunners Simon Racioppa and Richard Elliott (Fangbone), who are currently creating an original one-hour pilot […]