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MIPCOM12: The world according to YouTube

YouTube global head of content Robert Kyncl’s standing room only keynote presentation here highlighted the video portal’s ambitions in the original content arena, as well as its ads-are-optional strategy.


MIPCOM12: Attendance up this year but still below 2008 peak

According to the market’s organizers, some 12,900 delegates made their way to the market this year, a slight increase versus 2011 but still below the 2008 record of approximately 14,000.


Factual spotlight: CBC Factual Entertainment

Exec in charge of factual entertainment Jennifer Dettman says she’s looking for “big, broad-based family entertainment with multi-platform possibilities.”

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Mance Media to shop Zoo Diaries, Urban Angels

The Hollywood-based producer/distributor has picked up the global rights to the two series from Toronto-based Microtainment Plus Productions and will take them to MIPCOM. (Pictured: Mance Media CEO Matthew Mancinelli)

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Persistence of Vision to premiere at VIFF

The Vancouver festival will host the world premiere of Kevin Schreck’s examination of the “greatest animated film never made” (pictured), while international premieres include Nuala and How to Grow a Band.

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Planet in Focus fest names Baichwal Eco Hero

Doc-maker Jennifer Baichwal (pictured) has been named a Canadian Eco Hero by the Toronto-based environmental film festival, which also announced some of its programming highlights for this year.

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CBC extends hunt for Best Recipes Ever host

After announcing the departure of host Kary Osmond last month, the Canadian public broadcaster has extended its deadline for applications to find a host for the food series’ first season of 2013.


Planet in Focus appoints new board members

Doc filmmaker Andrew Nisker (pictured) joins fellow new members Anne Wordsworth, Joseph F. Castrilli and Keir Brownstone.


Chef Chuck Hughes’ Mexican adventure

The Montreal-based chef (pictured) and star of Chuck’s Day Off and Chuck’s Week Off discusses his latest series.


Perlmutter reappointed as NFB chairperson

The NFB head has agreed to a renewed five-year term as chairperson of Canada’s public film producer, and government film commissioner.


Participant Media acquires equity position in Cineflix Media

Cineflix co-CEO Glen Salzman (pictured) says the deal is “a strategic fit and not just a financial one.”


Zeitgeist lands U.S. rights for China Heavyweight

The U.S.-based distributor picked up the rights to the latest feature doc directed by Yung Chang, from Montreal-based prodco EyeSteel Film.