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Vancouver producers launch All In Pictures

Led by Marc Stephenson and Leah Mallen, the new prodco is currently in development on a range of kids- and teen-focused series.

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eOne completes MGC acquisition, Morayniss to exit

eOne TV president John Morayniss is stepping down as eOne fully acquires The Mark Gordon Company and names its founder to the company’s C-suite.

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Cineflix Media adds development SVP

Former Whizz Kid Entertainment exec Jimmy Baker joins the Montreal-headquartered producer/distributor.

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Jobs cuts hit Viceland, Vice Studios Canada

Less than a week after Rogers Media ended its Canadian partnership with the millennial-focused media co, a number of staffers have been let go.

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Blue Ant ups Solange Attwood to EVP, International

The Toronto-based company has also announced pre-sales for Architect Films’ Best Cake Wins and a Blue Ant lifestyle series.

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Boat Rocker buys Fremantle’s Kids & Family Entertainment division

The acquisition brings popular FremantleMedia kids properties including Danger Mouse and Bitz & Bob into the Boat Rocker fold.

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Frantic Films names new VP factual development

The Baroness Von Sketch Show prodco has promoted Courtney Hicks to the role.

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Juice Worldwide expands with California office

The Toronto-based digital distributor is setting up an L.A. operation, with Carrie Donmoyer tapped to lead.

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WIFT-T program cultivates media leaders of tomorrow

Sixteen industry members will participate in the executive development program, including Fathom Film Group’s Ann Shin and Shaftesbury’s Jay Bennett.

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Melanson exits Radical Sheep

Shaleen Sangha has been named the new VP of Boat Rocker’s kids production division, while Crooked Horse’s David Lerech has also been promoted.

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Blue Ant bolsters sales team

Julio Sobral joins the Toronto media company’s Global Networks division, heading up its Latin America and U.S.-Hispanic sales teams.

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Head of film at Kew Media departs

Jamie Carmichael has left the Toronto-based content company, while Jennifer Askin joins as a VP of sales, distribution.