Canada’s turn to shine

Canada is a top originator of English-language scripted and factual content. Ever savvier of the international market, the country’s producers and distributors are more aggressively seeking out US partnerships as a springboard to the rest of the world, reports Mark Dillon. One reason Canadian producers need a global outlook is a challenging broadcast landscape at […]

Logo acquires Shaftesbury doc Why Men Cheat

US cable network Logo has acquired Canadian documentary Why Men Cheat after striking a deal with distributor Shaftesbury. The Viacom-owned gay and lesbian themed broadcaster will launch the show next year as part of its What!? series of documentaries. Why Men Cheat is a one hour doc commissioned by Canadian public broadcaster and directed by […]

Shaftesbury launching animated series Mighty Mighty Monsters

Canadian producer and distributor Shaftesbury has teamed with Vancouver-based animation studio Bron Animation to launch Mighty Mighty Monsters at MIPJunior. The two companies are launching the project, which was written by Sean Patrick O’Reilly, in Cannes. Debbie Macdonald, formerly programming director at Nickelodeon UK, is consulting with Bron Animation on the series. They are bringing […]