People/Companies

Andrew Barro

Cineflix Media partners with producer Andre Barro

The Montreal producer/distributor and former VP of Handel Productions will work to bolster the company’s international coproduction business.

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Playback’s 2016 Hall of Fame: Michael MacMillan

For his work raising the bar of political discourse by encouraging everyone to get involved, the Blue Ant CEO is awarded the Humanitarian HOF honours.

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Proper Television adds former Muse producer

Matt Mitchell joins the Toronto-based prodco as the company looks to promote its slate in the U.S.

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Looking to 2017 and the world stage

A note from executive publisher Russell Goldstein on bringing the BANFF team under the Playback brand umbrella.

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Sphere Media Plus names new development head

The prodco behind 19-2 has appointed Tara Woodbury to the newly created position.

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Elevation Pictures launches production arm

First Generation Films’ founder Christina Piovesan (pictured) has partnered with the Toronto distributor on the new division.

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Attraction Media buys CMJ Productions

The deal sees Montreal-based Attraction add a mix of scripted and factual content to its portfolio.

Jane Beaubien

Don Carmody Television adds to team

With the company in “heavy development mode,” Jane Beaubien has been appointed senior director of finance.

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Toronto’s 9 Story expands in Europe

The Peg + Cat producer has launched a new international distribution operation based in Dublin.

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Jays and hockey fuel Q3 gains for Rogers Media

The introduction of the World Cup of Hockey gave an early boost to the quarter, but played a backseat to Jays revenue.

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Guy Laurence steps down at Rogers

Former Telus president and CEO Joseph Natale will move into the top role at the company.

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Ex-Nelvana execs helm Bento Box’s new kids division

Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr have co-founded Sutikki, which already has a project with In the Night Garden creator Andrew Davenport in the works.