Lindsay Gibb

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Doc channel expects growth spurt

Fall lineup looks to make the most of carriage on Bell, Rogers

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The future of Frantic

Around five years ago, Winnipeg-based Frantic Films, a company with its roots in animation and fiction, announced it would be focusing more on unscripted television. It’s a plan that seems to be working.

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Canadian producer aims to sell formats back to U.K.

Guy O’Sullivan is very conscious about using clichés when he’s speaking. It’s clear that this self-awareness translates over to his programs, which he takes pains to ensure don’t look like anything else.

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Financing key for factual

Julie Bristow looks for sponsorship, corporate partners and other ways to close the funding gap at CBC

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Frantic spinning off Debt series

Broadcasters likely to start spending again this year or next, predicts CEO

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Taqwacore hits the road

Three-year search for alternative Islam voice leads EyeSteelFilm director to VIFF and Sheffield — by way of Pakistan

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Saving the whales

Paul Watson first gained notoriety as an early member of environmental crusaders Greenpeace (with them from 1971 to 1977, their split was acrimonious – he says he was a founding member, while they say he wasn’t. He left in 1977). As the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and star of Animal Planet’s hit show Whale Wars, Watson still isn’t one to mince words. His direct action approach to activism has consistently generated controversy (a peek at the Whale Wars message forum can vouch for that) and its share of danger, but, he argues, it also generates results that are for the betterment of the planet. But Watson doesn’t care what people think – he says his clients are the whales.

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Distraction Formats closes its doors

Distraction Formats is closing its doors. The company, which says it has been hit too hard by the economic downturn, will lay off nine in Montreal.

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Distraction Formats closes its doors

Montreal company ‘too fragile to resist’ economic downturn, says Michel Rodrigue. Nine jobs lost

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3 things you didn’t know about… Ron Mann

1. I have a collection of Pee Wee Herman action figures.

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Bionic eye for an eye

Rob Spence is on his way to becoming a superhero, as he prepares to install a prosthetic eye in his head that doubles…

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Doc is ‘Alka-Seltzer for the mind,’ says Mann

‘It’s like a philosophy phenomenon, a documentary blockbuster,’ says Ron Mann describing Examined Life…