Kelly Anderson

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High Tech Rednecks greenlit in Canada, U.S.

Toronto-based Shark Teeth Films has been given a green light for High Tech Rednecks, from Discovery World in Canada and MAVTV in the U.S.


Buck preps The Project for OLN

Toronto-based Buck Productions is heading to Guatemala for The Project, a six-part series with a twist, for Canadian network OLN. (Pictured: the show’s host Ray Zahab)

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Peace Point sells Keasha’s Perfect Dress into Spain, Italy

The company has sold a number of its lifestyle titles into territories including Europe, New Zealand and Africa (Keasha’s Perfect Dress pictured).


Stars in Danger dives into Canada

Canadian French-language network V has licensed Banijay International’s format Stars in Danger: High Diving.


BuzzTaxi takes Jack the Ripper, Mob Stories to Europe

Toronto-based BuzzTaxi Communications has sold assorted factual and doc series, including Mob Stories (pictured), to broadcasters in Poland, Germany, France and Russia among other territories.

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CBC’s Caroline Underwood talks programming science on-screen

With the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) kicking off in Washington D.C. tomorrow, the senior producer at CBC (pictured) discusses the pubcaster’s approach to science programming.


Ma vie reelle, 5 Broken Cameras win RIDM awards

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) has wrapped with Magnus Isacsson’s Ma vie reelle (pictured) named best Canadian feature, and The Patron Saints awarded best new talent from Quebec/Canada.

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Rogers Doc Fund grants $1.17 million to 17 projects

Projects receiving grants from The Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund include Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale and Flying Solo for broadcaster CBC.


RIDM reveals roster

The 15th Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) has revealed its line-up, which includes Yung Chang’s The Fruit Hunters (pictured), Leviathan, 5 Broken Cameras and Detropia.


Transparency, watch time key to multi-screen branded content: panel

Digital content execs from Twitter, Yahoo!, FremantleMedia Enterprises and Awesomeness TV discussed multi-screen opportunities for branded content at this year’s Branded Entertainment Forum Tuesday in New York.

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Factual spotlight: Vision TV

VP of independent production and multi-faith content Joan Jenkinson commissions for three strands, all with religion at the core.


Factual spotlight: Shaw Media, original content

VP original content Christine Shipton says Shaw nets are looking for shows that are backed by strong story-telling and are broad enough for co-viewing.