Kevin Ritchie

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Syfy greenlights magic series Close Up Kings

TV

The reality series, which follows three sleight-of-hand artists as they travel the U.S., is a coproduction between London’s Zig Zag Productions and Toronto’s Yap Films. (From Realscreen)



All the Time takes top Planet In Focus prize

FILM

Suzanne Crocker’s All the Time in the World (pictured) was the co-winner of the Harold Greenberg Fund’s Green Screen Award at the Toronto-based environmental film festival.



CMJ acquires Superbike Family, Gear Heads

TV

Montreal-based CMJ Distribution has added a handful of motorsport and automotive titles, including Superbike Family (pictured) and Gear Heads, to its catalogue.



Cyber-Seniors doc lands broadcast, digital distribution

FILMSTREAM

Director Saffron Cassaday’s documentary Cyber-Seniors (pictured) has secured deals with broadcast, digital and DVD distributors.



HBO to launch its own streaming service in U.S.

STREAM

The streaming space continues to heat up as HBO CEO Richard Plepler says the OTT service, debuting next year, is meant to expand HBO’s reach into cord-cutters’ homes.



Kino Lorber takes U.S. rights for The Wanted 18

FILM

The distributor has acquired the U.S. rights to directors Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan’s feature doc, which had its world premiere at this year’s TIFF.



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).

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2015-ACTRA-Awards

2015-ACTRA-Awards - Host Arisa Cox on stage at the 2015 ACTRA Awards, held at The Carlu