Tricon Films & Television

Gorfolova joins Sonar after Tricon deal

Andrea Gorfolova is joining LA’s Sonar Entertainment after the prodco completed its acquisition of Tricon Films & Television’s programming library. Tricon founder Gorfolova has been finding a home for the programming library after the LA- and Toronto-based firm she founded went into administration in December 2016. Sonar has bought about 1,500 hours. She and other […]

LA’s Sonar acquiring Tricon assets

Sonar Entertainment is to buy Tricon Film & Television’s programming library and certain production assets. A deal has been in the works for some time, with Canadian courts allowing a deadline for a deal to be extended as terms were worked out. The Tricon library comprises a total of around 3,000 hours in genres ranging from […]

Former Tricon exec to head sales at Blue Ant

Blue Ant Media has brought in ex-Tricon exec Nick Solowski as head of sales and acquisitions at its international division. In the Toronto-based role he will run the sales operation across Canada, US-Hispanic, Latin America, Iberia and Australasia. In other changes at Blue Ant International, the distribution arm of the Canadian programmer and channel operator, […]

Cineflix bags Bellum’s Bizarre duo

UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights will sell Bellum Entertainment shows Bizarre Murders and Bizarre Bloopers. Bizarre Murders is a 52x30mins series focused on unbelievably strange but true cases, while Bizarre Bloopers, also 52x30mins, highlights the funniest and most-shocking human blunders from around the world. US-based Bellum has previously closed deals with distributors such as Sky Vision […]

Brexit strategies

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union is one of the most seismic changes for international television in living memory. Jesse Whittock asks what it means for the industry. The UK has always been a leader in international production and distribution. It is credited, among other things, with helping to develop and fine-tune […]

Brown Bag’s Gaffney named 9 Story COO in rejig

Brown Bag Films CEO Cathal Gaffney has added the COO role at his toon firm’s parent, 9 Story Media Group, as part of a wider management reshuffle. Canada’s 9 Story acquired Ireland-based Brown Bag last year, and Gaffney will now oversee production, technology and HR for the wider group. He will remain at the helm […]

Tricon bringing Satan to Cannes

Tricon Films & Television will launch a trio of new docs at MIPTV including Satan Lives, a one-off film about the contemporary influence of the Devil. The doc comes from filmmakers Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen who, having learnt that more Americans believe in the Devil than the theory of evolution, embarked on a journey […]

Tricon staffs up for factual, kids

Canada-based Tricon Films & Television has hired three execs for its factual and kids business. It has brought on Dan Miller (left) as vice president of factual development and Cheyanne Dillenberger (above middle) as director of factual development. At its Kids & Family division, Tricon has recruited Christine Davis (above right) as director of animation […]

Rutherford builds Boat Rocker rights team

The newly-established Boat Rocker Rights has appointed a VP, global sales and licensing. Gia DeLaney will join Boat Rocker Media’s sales arm, which former Tricon Films & Television distribution chief Jon Rutherford heads as president. DeLaney was most recently VP, programme sales at American Greetings Entertainment (fka American Greetings Properties), where she sold programming for […]

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