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Great Pacific Media strikes factual & kids pact with Sean Connolly’s Original Content Lab

Great Pacific Media, the Canadian factual and scripted label owned by Thunderbird Entertainment, has inked an exclusive multi-year partnership with former Sphere Media producer Sean Connolly’s new outfit Original Content Lab. The agreement will see Connolly’s Toronto-based firm developing unscripted primetime and children’s series for the global market, that Great Pacific Media will produce. The […]

Netflix appoints Sphère Média’s Tara Woodbury as first Canadian content exec

Netflix has hired Tara Woodbury from Toronto’s Sphère Média as its first Canadian content exec. Woodbury will oversee development and commissioning of local scripted series in both English- and French-language, as well as building relationships with Canadian writers, directors and producers. She will also identify new talent from the country and starts her new role […]

Canada’s BGM hires Corus exec, as Marlo Miazga adds Sphere remit

Canadian producer BGM Inc has rejigged its senior ranks by appointing a former Corus Entertainment exec as its director of content, with president Marlo Miazga taking on an additional role at owner Sphere Media. Andrea Griffith takes up the newly created content role at BGM with a remit to oversee the company’s day-to-day creative, operational and team activities, reporting […]

19-2 prodco hires development chief

Canadian prodco Sphère Média has hired Tara Woodbury as its English-language head of development. Sphère Média is best known as the producer of French and English-language cop drama 19-2, which is on CTV and Bravo in Canada, and distributed internationally by Content Television. Woodbury will be based in Toronto and work across development and strategy, […]

Viceland orders first scripted series

Viceland’s Canadian feed has ordered its first scripted series. Nirvanna the Band the Show will comprise one of six new series from Canada that the network, which Vice operates locally with Rogers Media, has commissioned. The others are 16-part doc series Cyberwar, skateboard ten-partner Abandoned, eight-part Dead Set on Life, Indigenous community-themed RISE, and millennials-focused […]