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Bennett handed expanded role at Shaftesbury

Jay Bennett has been handed a wider remit at Canadian producer-distributor Shaftesbury. Currently head of the company’s digital arm, Smokebomb Entertainment, he will move into a new post as senior VP, creative and innovation. The company-wide post, a new role, will see Bennett (pictured) oversee creative direction and innovation at Shaftesbury, including digital original projects, […]

Hulu acquires four Smokebomb digital dramas

US streaming service Hulu has acquired four shortform series produced by Canadian digital prodco Smokebomb Entertainment, including dystopian sci-fi show State of Syn. The shows will roll out on Hulu over the next month. State of Syn is billed as an 8x5mins “3D-enable sci-fi motion novel”, while Long Story, Short is a “provocative” 11x5mins drama, […]