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 […]

News brief: Tricon racks up Aussie sales

Canada-based distributor Tricon has sold several of its shows into Australia. Pay TV group Foxtel has bought a factual package that includes filmmaking doc series Reelside, aircraft restoration series The Restorers, and Independence USA, about a family seeking to live off the grid. In other Australian sales, NITV, the SBS-managed net for indigenous viewers, picked […]

Tricon, Lupus, Disney go for My Big Red Head

Canada’s Tricon and Lupus from the UK are lining up My Big Red Head, a new toon series for Disney XD. Several of the team behind Cartoon Network original The Amazing Adventures of Gumball are on board, with James Lamont and Jon Foster writing, and Miklos Weigert directing. The CGI-animated toon will target 8-12s and […]

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 […]

Tricon cuts Factory Film deal

Tricon Films & Television has struck a distribution deal with Factory Film Studio and will sell the indie prodco’s features to TV channels and digital platforms. It is Tricon’s first move into features and it will shop a ten-strong slate of Factory features. The slate is a mix of comedy, action and thrillers and titles […]

Wildseed, Tricon call on Fonejacker for Disney toon

Wildseed Studios and Tricon are coproducing Counterfeit Cat, a new animated series for Disney voiced by Kayvan Novak, the British–Iranian comedian best known for co-creating UK comedy series Fonejacker. Another British comic actor, Marc Wootton (Shirley Ghostman), will voice the main character, Max, the titular Counterfeit Cat. kThe series follows Gark, a naive nine-year-old alien, […]

State of the industry: Canadian kids TV

Digital disruption and an end to regulatory protection has some in the Canadian kids business worried, but while content providers have one less broadcaster to pitch following the sell-off of Astral Media’s assets, they are optimistic that the same new platforms threatening traditional TV will provide them with greater global reach. Mark Dillon reports. The […]

Tricon picks up SRP blooper shows

Canada-based distributor Tricon has picked up a package of sports shows from Steve Rotfeld Productions. It will start shopping the series at MIPTV. The line-up includes sports blooper shows 26x30mins Sports Gone Wild (left) and 46x30mins Lighter Side of Sports. Other SRP titles that Tricon will have at MIPTV include travel series Awesome Adventures, which follows […]

News brief: E! takes a Tricon series for a spin

US cable net E! has ordered Spun Out, a reality series looking at the world of spinning. Set in the Cycle House, LA’s premiere spin destination, the 6x30mins series will be produced by Canada-based Tricon Films & Television. It will follow three spin instructors as well as the management of the spin studio and the […]

Tricon picks up content from Canadian producer Fusion TV

Canada-based producer and distributor Tricon Films & Television has acquired Fusion TV’s catalogue of unscripted programming and will sell it internationally. +++corrected version – Tricon has agreed a deal with Fusion TV the Canadian producer not Fusion the US cable network+++ Fusion is a Toronto-based indie. The Tricon deal gives the distributor international rights to […]