Kelly Anderson

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CMJ launches factual coproduction unit

Montreal-based CMJ Productions II has launched CMJ Concepts, a division focused on factual production partnerships with networks across the globe, to be headed up by former CABLEready exec Lou Occhicone (pictured).

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Tricon lands Pivot programming

The Toronto-based producer and distributor has landed the international distribution rights to factual and scripted programming being made for Participant Media’s new network Pivot. (Pictured: HitRECord on TV!)

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TIFF13: FilmBuff takes on Burt’s Buzz

New York-based digital distributor FilmBuff has taken the theatrical and VoD rights to Everyday Pictures’ Burt’s Buzz (pictured), a documentary on Burt’s Bee’s founder Burt Shavitz.

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BuzzTaxi sells Survivorman into France

Marking its first sales under the Proper Television banner, Toronto-based distributor BuzzTaxi has sold Survivorman (pictured), Dads and Science of the Soul into Latin America, France and Israel.

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Arcadia, Sky Vision line up Middle Ages docudrama

History U.K. has commissioned the Halifax prodco Arcadia Content and the U.K. distribution service to make a graphic-novel style docudrama, with the working title of Bannockburn.

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Restaurant Takeover takes over U.S., Europe

Toronto- and L.A.-based distributor Tricon Films & Television has sold a raft of lifestyle titles to broadcasters across Europe, North America. (Pictured: Restaurant Takeover.)


Peace Point Rights takes JFK: The Smoking Gun

The Toronto-based distributor has nabbed the rights to the feature-length documentary (pictured), produced by Muse Entertainment and Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder, for selected territories.

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Shaw Media-Hot Docs backs EyeSteelFilm, Filthy Gorgeous

The Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds has issued completion grants and no-interest loans totaling $172,000 to nine documentary projects, including three from Montreal’s EyeSteelFilm and Barry Avrich’s upcoming Bob Guccione doc (pictured).

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BBCWW’s Jones McCauley joins Thomas Howe Associates

Toronto-based producer/distributor Thomas Howe Associates has hired BBC Worldwide Canada’s Gwen Jones McCauley (pictured) for the role of SVP of content sales and business development.

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You Gotta Eat Here heads to Italy

Toronto-based Portfolio Entertainment has sold food travel series You Gotta Eat Here to National Geographic Channel Italy.

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Mike Myers, A&E IndieFilms partner on Supermensch

The feature doc on Shep Gordon (pictured), the Hollywood talent agent behind Alice Cooper, Blondie, Luther Vandross and Raquel Welch, marks Canuck actor Myers’ directorial debut.