Kelly Anderson

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FYI president Jana Bennett on A+E’s newest net


The U.S. network’s president (pictured) discusses what’s ahead for A+E Networks’ new lifestyle channel, which has green-lit The Collective and Nexttime Productions’ The Epic Meal Show.

Realscreen Summit ’14: Passion looking for Canadian content


Maria Ishak (pictured) – Passion Distribution’s VP of sales and acquisitions for North America – says Canada is a market the company “wants to focus on.”

Status, Skyjacker’s Tale land Shaw Media-Hot Docs funding


The Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds have awarded development and completion grants totaling $236,000 to nine Canadian documentary projects. (Alan Zweig pictured).

WCSFP 2013: Off the Fence, Explora pen two-year deal


Distributor-producer Off the Fence has licensed 50 hours of science, natural history and wildlife titles to Canada’s French-language channel Explora. (Pictured: Wildest Latin America)

Tricon hires VP of U.S. factual development


Toronto-headquartered Tricon Films & Television is beefing up its L.A. office with the appointment of Jeffrey Hevert (pictured) as VP of U.S. factual development.

Hot Docs names Hoffmann Meyer as 2014 Doc Mogul


Canadian festival Hot Docs is to bestow its 2014 Doc Mogul Award on Mette Hoffmann Meyer (pictured), commissioning editor of documentaries for Danish public broadcaster DR TV.

Gene Simmons’ wife, daughter land W Network series


Shannon Tweed-Simmons and her daughter Sophie, the stars of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, are to be the focus of an upcoming series from Force Four Entertainment.

Selling New York prodco adds development exec


Toronto-headquartered JV Productions has named Riley Robbins as its VP of U.S. development.

MIPCOM13: Media Ranch takes Dining With the Enemy to Canada, U.K.


The Montreal-based producer and distributor is taking on the Dining With the Enemy (pictured) format from Norway by producing a French-language version airing on Quebec’s TV5 that sees a journalist and chef covering war zones.

TIFF 13: Alanis Obomsawin on Hi-Ho Mistahey!


The First Nations director (pictured) discusses the making of her latest documentary, which examines the lack of educational resources available on Canadian reserves.

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