Peacock Alley

Stargate’s Wright making Netflix sci-fi show

US streaming service Netflix and Corus Entertainment Canadian specialty channel Showcase are joining forces for Travelers, a sci-fi series from Stargate creator Brad Wright. Peacock Alley is producing the series, which will shoot in the Canadian city of Vancouver. Netflix will take the exclusive rights internationally, with Showtime launching it in Canada. Set hundreds of […]

Craig McGillivray rejoins Breakthrough Entertainment

Craig McGillivray has joined Breakthrough Entertainment as vice president of distribution. McGillivray is returning to Toronto-based producer and distributor Breakthrough, having served stints at DHX Media, as territory manager for Asia, Australia, Latin America, and Canada, and at Carrie Mudd and Neil Court’s Peacock Alley, where he was vice president, distribution. In his first stint […]

Kids veteran Court joins Brown Bag board

Global kids TV veteran Neil Court has joined the board of Irish animation producer Brown Bag Films. Court, co-founder of DHX Media predecessor Decode Entertainment, has been advising the Dublin-based prodco since November, and has now formalised the relationship. Court has also been managing director of Nelvana Enterprises and his own international media consultancy. He […]

MIPTV 2014: Peacock Alley to launch sci-fi drama

Peacock Alley will take sci-fi drama Echoes, which it is developing for Canada’s Bell Media, to Cannes. Echoes is a 10x60mins original from co-creators Ken Kabatoff, Andrew Karr, Mark Savela and Craig VandenBiggelaar. Stargate’s Carl Binder has been signed as lead writer and showrunner. Peacock Alley and Don Carmody Television are coproducing. It follows a […]

Canada’s Peacock Alley gets horror anthology

Canadian distributor Peacock Alley has bagged international rights to horror anthology series Darknet. The six-part show is produced by Ginger Snaps producer Copperheart. The Toronto-based film and TV indie made Darknet for Super Channel and it will bow later this year on the Canadian specialty net. Based on the cult Japanese television series Tori Hada, […]

News brief: Money Moron, Rednecks find new homes

Canadian producer-distributor Peacock Alley has sold lifestyle series Money Moron and petrol-head show High Tech Rednecks to a batch of broadcasters. The 24x30mins Money Moron, produced in-house and in which TV personality Gail Vaz-Oxlade offers financial advice to reckless spenders, has gone to TVA in Quebec. The 8x60mins High Tech Rednecks, meanwhile, which comes from […]

Canada’s Peacock Alley making market debut

The sales arm of Canadian indie Peacock Alley is heading to MIPCOM for the first time with a slate of fact-ent and lifestyle shows. Former Tricon exec Carrie Mudd former Decode boss Neil Court launched Peacock Alley last year. They brought on Craig McGillivray from in May to handle international sales. The MIPCOM slate is […]

Former DHX exec to launch Peacock Alley sales venture

Former DHX Media sales manager Craig McGillivray has resurfaced at Canadian prodco Peacock Alley, where he will lead a new distribution venture. McGillivray will be VP of distribution for the company’s sales arm, which will seek to secure distribution advances, presales and partnerships on new shows. The news comes after McGillivray left fellow Canadian firm […]