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MIPTV ’14: Bristow nabs format rights for Mob Wives


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


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


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


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

Synesthesia, Fred Heads among BravoFACTUAL recipients


Bell Media’s BravoFACT has named 11 Canadian filmmakers to receive funding from the new program to support documentary shorts. (Pictured: Michelle Latimer.)

Hot Docs creates CrossCurrents Fund


The Canadian doc festival is partnering with the R&M Lang Foundation to establish an international production fund for emerging filmmakers.

Bullish on Content


A look inside Red Bull Media House and the role non-fiction plays in its content strategy. (Pictured: Red Bull Stratos)

Hot Docs, CBC’s Documentary channel launch scholarship


The Documentary Doc Accelerator Scholarship Program will offer professional development opportunities to aspiring Canadian doc-makers during Hot Docs, as well as on-the-job skills training and mentorship. (Pictured: the 2013 Hot Docs Forum)

11 Television Canada hires Phil Hutchins


Toronto-based factual entertainment producer 11 Television Canada has appointed former Primevista Television exec Phil Hutchins (pictured) to be its VP of production.

eOne picks up The Project, Our Family Vacation


The producer-distributor has acquired U.S. and international rights to two factual series from Toronto-based Buck Productions (Buck’s Sean Buckley and The Project: Guatemala host Ray Zahab pictured).

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The Alpern Group 20th Anniversary Party

The Alpern Group 20th Anniversary Party - Nick Crowe (TAG Client), Lesley Grant (White Pine Pictures)

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