Deals: Corus, eOne, MCE, Breakthrough
Corus Entertainment and the Cartoon Network ink a multi-year broadcast and merchandising deal, plus more deals of the week.
Breakthrough’s ‘Anne’ picked up by PBS for U.S. broadcast
The Breakthrough Entertainment-produced MOW will air on the U.S. pubcaster in November.
How Breakthrough is breaking out in horror
Breakthrough Entertainment’s Peter Williamson delves into the strategy behind the Toronto prodco’s latest move into the horror feature-film genre.
CBC greenlights animated Atwood adaptation
Based on Margaret Atwood’s The Wide World of Wandering Wenda, the kids series will be produced by Breakthrough and PIP Animation.
Shout! Factory picks up Black Fawn’s Bite
The film is part of an eight-picture deal between Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment.
In brief: Industry awards, mid-season debuts, Anne bows in style
Sari Friedland wins 2016 Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award, The Magicians shoot returns to Vancouver, Canadian TV mid-season bows roll out.
Deals: Bell Media, Proper Rights, Odyssey, Cineplex
Proper Rights has acquired the global distribution rights to two Cream Productions docs, plus more deals of the week. (Cream’s Justice For MLK pictured.)
Breakthrough inks three-pic deal with Reel Deal Guys
The Toronto producer and distributor also acquired the global distribution rights to RDG’s Adam’s Testament as part of the agreement.
Copro Kirby Road a haunting venture
The Toronto-shot horror feature from Breakthrough Entertainment and L.A.-based 5’7 Films is the first of several in the works.
OMNI orders more Blood and Water
More episodes of the Breakthrough series are in development.