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Kew Media eyes ‘steady pipeline’ of acquisition opps

According to its Q1 results, the company has $32 million in cash, $18.5 million in available borrowings and $90.9 million in shareholders’ equity.

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Kew Media shareholders approve transactions

The company is expected to complete its acquisitions of five Canadian prodcos, including Bristow Global Media, Frantic Films and Our House Media next week.

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Kew Media to pursue further acquisitions

There are 16 other potential deals in the works as the media co seeks to tackle TV for an SVOD world.

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Frantic Films, BGM among six to be acquired by Kew Media

Under the proposed transaction, Kew will bring a number of Canada’s most prominent unscripted and branded-content producers under its umbrella.

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Bell Fund distributes $4.3M across 23 projects

Among the projects receiving funding are Becoming Canadian, produced by eOne and Antica Productions for CBC.

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Architect Films expands with new hires

Co-owner Mike Sheerin (pictured) on focusing his prodco’s efforts in development, branded content and digital endeavors.

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Shaw unveils blueprints for The House that HGTV Built

A first look at a new format that will see a U.S. HGTV daytime special transformed into an original event-style prime time series.

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Tanya Linton leaves Shaw Media

The former director of original production for lifestyle at Shaw has joined Toronto-based Architect Films.

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Slice rounds up money morons, extreme collectors and princesses for fall

Canuck series on the sked include a second season of Money Moron and new series Extreme Collectors, hosted by professional appraiser Andrew Zegers (pictured).

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Slice to air Architect Films’ Extreme Collectors this fall

The original series, which premieres Sept. 2, follows host and appraiser Andrew Zegers (pictured) as he travels across North America visiting people and their prized collections.

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Weekly roundup: premieres, distribution and awards

Doc-makers William D. MacGillivray and Michael Maclear have received accolades for their bodies of work and Toronto’s Cinefranco international film festival will include English Canada premieres of two Quebec films (Catimini pictured).

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NSI announces Lifestyle Series Producer course participants

Companies including Paperny Entertainment, Architect Films and Cineflix nominated candidates to take part in the training program, part of a push for more skilled Canadian factual and lifestyle series producers.