Kevin Ritchie

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Hot Docs: Doc-makers are under-serving audiences

FILM

At TIFF, Hot Docs’ Elizabeth Radshaw (pictured) presented findings from an audience research report studying the viewing habits of Canadian doc audiences.



OWN orders Paperny docuseries

NEWS

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered food truck docuseries 2 Fat 2 Fly from the Vancouver producer.



Former Cineflix execs Carey, Lewis launch UK indie

TV

Cineflix Media execs Rob Carey and Camilla Lewis (pictured) have launched an independent prodco in the UK after reaching a buyout deal with the company’s British arm.



Ron Mann aims for Altman-esque in Altman

FILM

Canadian director Ron Mann talks to Playback sister publication realscreen about his doc on filmmaker Robert Altman (pictured, right, with actor Shelley Duvall).



Borg to lead factual development at Portfolio

TV

The Toronto-based indie producer has hired Amy Manchester Borg (pictured) to be its director of factual development.



Barry Avrich among BravoFACTUAL grantees

FILMFUNDING

The Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story director (pictured) is among 11 Canadian filmmakers who will receive a total of $473,000 from the Bell Media-backed fund.



MIPTV ’14: Bristow nabs format rights for Mob Wives

TV

Toronto-based producer Bristow Global Media has acquired the Canadian format rights for the VH1 docu-soap (pictured) from distributor Electus International.



BravoFACT names 10 short film grantees

FILMFUNDING

The Bell Media-backed Canadian funding body has named 10 narrative shorts that will receive grants amounting to $371,000.



Esquire Network acquires The Illegal Eater

TV

The Steven Page-hosted travel and culinary series (pictured) about underground restaurants has been acquired by Esquire, Discovery in Asia-Pacific, and True Corp in Thailand.



Peacock Alley sells High Tech Rednecks, Money Moron

TV

The Toronto-based distributor has sold High Tech Rednecks (pictured) and Money Moron to networks and distributors in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Norway.

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WIFT @ TIFF 2014

WIFT @ TIFF 2014 - Kelly Rowan, star of TV’s Perception. She is a 2005 WIFT-T Crystal Award winner.

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