Brett Hodge Hodgee Films

How Brent Hodge plans to own the comedy doc space

The Hodgee Films founder and director of A&E’s Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary tells Playback about his Vancouver company’s expansion plans.

Elaine Frontain Bryant Eli Lehrer

Programming profile: A&E and History

Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and head of programming at A&E Networks, and Eli Lehrer, EVP of programming at History, talk the channels’ diverging programming strategies.

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FYI president Jana Bennett on A+E’s newest net

The U.S. network’s president (pictured) discusses what’s ahead for A+E Networks’ new lifestyle channel, which has green-lit The Collective and Nexttime Productions’ The Epic Meal Show.

Duck Dynasty - A&E

Honey Boo Boo, Duck Dynasty producers talk comedy

At this year’s Realscreen Summit in Washington, D.C., the producers of Duck Dynasty (pictured), Killer Karaoke and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo discussed the challenges of producing comedic reality.

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Lionsgate, A+E forge DVD distribution partnership

The deal encompasses programming including A&E’s Duck Dynasty (pictured), History’s Pawn Stars and Lifetime’s Dance Moms.


Renewals and new series: homebuilders, models, addictions and apps

Intervention Canada and App Central get new seasons; Jim Caruk returns to HGTV with Builder Boss, and FTC spotlights the model life.

Pinewood Studios Toronto

A&E’s Breakout Kings shoots at Pinewood

20th Century Fox TV has set up shop at Pinewood Toronto Studios to shoot the A&E procedural drama Breakout Kings through to the end of January 2011.