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CBC appoints exec director for scripted

CBC has appointed former Temple Street exec Trish Williams as executive director of scripted content.  Reporting into Sally Catto, GM of programming for the Canadian public broadcaster, Williams is to oversee the public broadcaster’s drama, comedy and film teams across all broadcast and streaming original long-form programming.  Williams, who joins CBC this week, most recently served […]

Temple Street secures TV rights to Biggest Modern Woman in the World

Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, has secured the rights to internationally bestselling novel The Biggest Modern Woman in the World, by Susan Swan. Originally published in 1983, and now a contemporary classic, the novel tells the extraordinary true story of a seven-foot-six giantess. Swan’s title has been published in 15 countries and […]

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 […]

BBC’s Orphan Black gets Japanese remake

BBC Worldwide has signed a format deal with Telepack to allow for a Japanese remake of science fiction thriller Orphan Black, it was announced at Asia TV Forum & Market. This marks the first time the series will be remade outside of the US and BBC Worldwide (BBCWW)’s first scripted format in Asia. Orphan Black is to […]

Boat Rocker consolidates factual units

Canada-based Boat Rocker Media is bringing its factual assets together as a new unit, Crooked Horse Productions. To this point, Boat Rocker has produced unscripted programming under a Temple Street Factual moniker. However, with Temple Street primarily focused on scripted shows such as Orphan Black, Crooked Horse has been established, with VP David Lerech leading […]

Worldwide kids: Miami and Liverpool beckon

With trips to Miami and Liverpool coming up, Henrietta Hurford-Jones, BBC Worldwide’s director of childrens, tells TBI about new and returning shows, and her kids TV shopping list. The calendar for kids execs is well-populated with kids conferences, markets, screenings and producer get-togethers, and Showcase comes just days after the Kidscreen event, which corrals all […]

Boat Rocker staffs up distribution

Fast-growing producer and distributor Boat Rocker has staffed up its rights division, adding execs including Jessica Watson, who has joined from Entertainment One as director of global sales and acquisitions. Toronto-based Boat Rocker has also brought in Jodi Lutz as director of rights management, Chris Hunt as senior manager of media operations, and Kelsey Griffin […]

Temple Street gets into gaming

Canadian prodco Temple Street has launched TS Games, a new division that will develop mobile games. TS Games will be part of the Canada-based prodco’s digital division Temple Street Media Ventures. The new unit will have a team of six. On the TV side, Temple Street’s credits include Orphan Black and kids series The Next […]

Temple Street makes hire for digital studio Boat Rocker

Canadian indie Temple Street Productions has hired Carlos Pachero as its director of partnerships at Boat Rocker Studios, its recently launched digital division. Pachero joins from  where he was digital director, running a fourteen-strong suite of YouTube channels. Based in Toronto, he will report in to Michel Pratte, VP of Temple Street Media Ventures. Temple […]

FremantleMedia and BBC on kids partnership

Earlier this year the BBC and the Kids and Family division of FremantleMedia inked a multi-year deal that will see them co-develop and produce a range of kids series for preschool and older audiences, across live-action and animation. BBC Children’s boss Joe Godwin and FremantleMedia Kids and Family Entertainment’s Bob Higgins tell Stewart Clarke about […]