Sally Catto

Temple Street comedy Cavendish greenlit by CBC

Cavendish is a new half-hour primetime original comedy series set to premiere on Canada’s public service broadcaster CBC in the winter of 2019. Created by leading Canadian comedians Andrew Bush and Mark Little (who will also executive produce, and show-run the series) the eight-episode series is about bickering brothers Andy and Mark (played by Bush and […]

Ex-Shaw exec to lead CBC’s scripted

Canadian pubcaster CBC has appointed a former programming exec who was more recently at Shaw Media to become its executive director, scripted content. Tara Ellis will lead scripted efforts in comedy, drama, kids programming and digital originals, starting October 19. Ellis was most recently senior director of original drama content for CBC rival Shaw, overseeing […]

CBC reversioning French drama

Canadian pubcaster CBC has greenlit an English-language version of Quebec series Nouvelle Adresse. The English version of the family drama, New Address, will go into production this summer and debut in CBC’s autumn schedule. The show will follow the Lawsons, a large Montreal family who have to adapt when their mother is diagnosed with cancer. […]

CBC poaches Proper Rights VP for acquisitions

Canadian pubcaster the CBC has poached Jenna Bourdeau from local indie distributor Proper Rights. Bourdeau will be senior director of acquisitions for the public broadcaster. The role will see her acquiring Canadian and international programming for CBC platforms. Bourdeau will report to Sally Catto, the CBC’s general manager of programming. She was previously VP, distribution […]