Jordan Pinto

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Articles by Jordan Pinto
CBC Upfront 2019

Upfronts ’19: CBC lifts the curtain on 2019/20 roster

New scripted dramas from Sienna Films, Shaftesbury, Seven24 and Lark Productions join a local remake of Family Feud and 32 returning series.

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Indie List 2019: a tumultuous year in review

From Playback magazine: optimism, challenges (both old and new) and some impressive success stories in a transitory year for Canadian film and TV.

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Crave commissions two unscripted originals

Bell Media Studios also renewed a raft of series for CTV and Discovery, including Disasters at Sea, The Marilyn Denis Show and Mighty Trains.

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How a simple misunderstanding gave rise to Winnie Jong’s Tokens

The writer/director’s new comedy project follows an on-call casting agency that helps desperate producers meet their diversity quotas when they’re in a bind.

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CBC retools Battle of the Blades for 2019 return

The original Canadian format returns this fall, five years after its initial cancellation, in a drastically different TV environment than the one in which it was conceived.

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Half a century of The Characters

As the talent agency reaches its 50th anniversary, Jennifer and Larry Goldhar reflect on how the business came into existence and how it has adapted in a shifting environment.

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Programmer profile: Blue Ant Media

Execs Jamie Schouela and Sam Linton discuss commissioning strategies for the company’s Canadian specialty channels, Cottage Life, Makeful and T+E.

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CRTC renews OMNI Regional’s must-carry status

After examining eight applications for a national multi-ethnic service, the commission said the Rogers-owned service best met its criteria.

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Canada’s Worst Driver ends after 14 seasons

Launched in 2005, the format adaptation became one of the longest-running unscripted series in Canadian television.

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Quebecor Content greenlights Brooklyn Nine-Nine adaptation

Patrick Huard, who wrote and starred in both Bon Cop Bad Cop films, will direct the French-language version of the TV comedy.

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Whites Studios to open four sound stages in GTA

The company is also expanding its studio operation in B.C. with the launch of its fifth facility in the province.

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Film dip offsets family growth at eOne

The company reported full-year revenues of $1.62 billion, with a revenue decrease on the film side cancelling out continued growth for kids brands Peppa Pig and PJ Masks.