Breakthrough Entertainment

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PBS scoops up two more Anne MOWs

The first instalment of the Breakthrough Entertainment-produced trilogy drew in more than three million viewers on the pubcaster in November.

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Deals: Breakthrough, AMBI, Guru Studio, Seville

Canada/U.K. copro Ride nets a three-book publishing deal in the U.S., Open Road Films acquires AMBI’s Arctic Justice, plus more deals of the week.

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Breakthrough deepens pact with horror prodco

The deal will see an injection of funds into Toronto’s Black Fawn Films.

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YTV preps Anne of Green Gables sequels

Producer Breakthrough’s licensing program won’t be affected by the bumped up premiere dates.

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Breakthrough bolsters distribution team

The Toronto company has upped Owen Kelly as it continues to expand its senior ranks and grow its distribution business.

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Breakthrough adds to C-suite

Suzanne Wilson joins the company as its VP of family entertainment.

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Canada’s Shaw Rocket Prize winners announced

The winners, including Kate & Mim-Mim (pictured) from DHX Media, will each receive $25,000 from the youth programming fund.

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Breakthrough acquires two Canadian doc series

The Toronto producer/distributor picks up a pair of series, including The Shocking Truth (pictured), as it looks to bolster its slate of factual content.

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Deals: Breakthrough, Blue Ant, Hollywood Suite, eOne

With MIPCOM wheeling and dealing in full swing, a look back at some of the week’s deals, including Blue Ant, Radio-Canada and Aircraft’s Bruno & Boots MOW (pictured).

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Breakthrough inks licensing deal for Anne films

The Toronto-based producer and distributor has signed a global M&L agreement to support its L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables film trilogy.

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Corus greenlights two more Anne MOWs

Filming is underway on L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Good Stars and Fire & Dew, produced by Breakthrough Entertainment.

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Breakthrough hires Caroline Tyre

The veteran distribution exec joins the company ahead of next month’s MIPCOM.