Barry Walsh

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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)

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Jane Rimer joins Insight senior management team

Insight’s John Brunton and newly minted chief of international business and creative development Rimer on the prodco’s immediate plans for expansion. (from realscreen)

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NFB appoints Andre Picard to director general post

The former director general of the NFB’s French Program also held VP posts with Canadian comedy fest Just For Laughs and IMAX.

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CBC, Banijay Int’l launch Format Incubator

The partnership will support up to three Canadian unscripted pilots through development and production. (Jennifer Dettman, CBC’s executive director of unscripted content, pictured.)


Haida Gwaii, Amina Profile win Hot Docs prizes

A total of 12 awards and $61,000 in cash and prizes were presented to filmmakers from Canada and around the world. (Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World pictured.)

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Mike Holmes heads to Fox with Home Free

The HGTV star is hosting a home reno competition series produced by Relativity Television and shopped globally by Electus International.

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NGCI goes for Cold Water Gold

National Geographic Channels International picks up the Paperny Entertainment series (airing as Cold Water Cowboys in Canada) in addition to two other Canadian coproduced specials.

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Dense City, Living with Giants among Hot Docs Forum picks

Three Canadian titles and one Canada/Germany copro will be presented before a host of international commissioners at this year’s Hot Docs Forum.

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Vice Media names Alex Miller as global content head

Miller, previously Vice U.K.’s editor in chief, has overseen content across and the brand’s network of digital channels and has hosted assorted Vice news docs.