Barry Walsh

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USA, Syfy cutting staff numbers in restructure

Following the recent formation of NBCU Cable’s Entertainment Networks Group, approximately 25 staff members from Syfy and USA Network will be let go. (Pictured: ENG president Chris McCumber)


IMAX makes major VR moves

IMAX will develop a cinema-grade VR camera with Google, and partner with StarVR headset company Starbreeze on VR exhibits.

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Morley Safer passes away at 84

The veteran journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent had officially retired from the long-running CBS newsmagazine last week.

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Remembering Canadian TV pioneer Ralph C. Ellis

The award-winning independent producer and distributor, and founder of Ellis Entertainment, has died at the age of 91.

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CBC launches short docs platform

The new site will focus on shareable content that is less than 30 minutes.

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Entertainment One acquires Renegade83

eOne has acquired a 65% stake in the California-based prodco behind Naked and Afraid (pictured).

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NBCU forms Entertainment Networks group with USA, Syfy

The restructuring will see USA topper Chris McCumber (pictured) oversee the newly formed group as president and Syfy president David Howe take on the newly created role of president, strategy and commercial growth.

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RIDM responds to ‘of the North’ controversy

The film from Quebec filmmaker Dominic Gagnon, which screened twice during the Montreal-based doc festival, uses various clips of Inuit culled from video sites.


Lionsgate buys stake in Pilgrim Studios

Pilgrim Studios will still have “full creative autonomy” under its current management team, headed by founder Craig Piligian (pictured).

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Discovery, Liberty Global take stakes in Lionsgate

Each company will have a 3.4% stake in Lionsgate, and both Liberty Global’s Mike Fries and Discovery’s David Zaslav (pictured) will have seats on the board.

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Dave Hamilton to lead development for Cineflix

Hamilton (pictured), most recently an SVP at Leopard USA, is moving to Cineflix Media in September as EVP of development.

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Is Amazon building an unscripted division?

Recent job postings for the U.S.-based streamer point to a potential new buyer of unscripted content. (From Realscreen)