Breakthrough Entertainment

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Deals: Breakthrough, Portfolio, Yap Films

Breakthough reveals its factual and scripted sales ahead of MIPCOM, while Portfolio and Yap Films list new acquisitions and productions for the fall market.

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Broadcasters bite into Book Hungry Bears

Several publishing partners have also boarded the preschool series from Pukeko Pictures, Breakthrough Entertainment and Hengxin Shambala Kids.

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Black Fawn, Breakthrough head to The Oak Room

Based on writer Peter Genoway’s stage play, the film stars RJ Mitte (pictured), Peter Outerbridge and Ari Millen.

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TVO, TFO greenlight Breakthough copro Book Hungry Bears

The animated preschool series is created by New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures and coproduced by Breakthough Entertainment and China’s Hengxin Shambala Kids.

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Breakthrough goes ‘Wild’ with Bonterra

Production is underway on Breaking Wild, a new 10-episode docuseries set to premiere on Corus Entertainment’s History channel next year.

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Breakthrough strikes pact with Vast Entertainment

Via the strategic partnership, the L.A.-based prodco will produce and direct between six-to-eight TV MOWs in Canada and the U.S.

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Deals: Corus, PNP, Breakthrough, Gusto

Corus inks its first deal for fashion competition series Stitched (pictured), while PNP picks up the Canadian rights to TIFF’s 2018 closing night film, and more.

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Aliy Brown joins Breakthrough Entertainment

The former director of distribution and marketing at 108 Media will manage sales in Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.

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Chantal Jackson joins Peacock Alley Entertainment

In her new L.A.-based position, the former Vice Media and Breakthrough Entertainment exec will lead Peacock’s push to expand its scripted slate.

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On the MIPCOM sales floor

Playback caught up with a few of the companies and execs who headed to the Palais to discuss how their corporate and content strategies paid off.

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Peter Williamson departs Breakthrough Entertainment

The company’s co-founder is stepping down as part of a management buyout, with Michael McGuigan and Nat Abraham taking control of the producer/distributor.

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Ira Levy on Breakthrough’s refocused strategy

The prominent Canadian producer discusses how Breakthrough is pivoting its production and development model following the sale of its kids catalogue to 9 Story last month.