Breakthrough Entertainment

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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.

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Hallmark preps Breakthrough MOW

Season for Love, produced by Ira Levy, marks the Toronto company’s first collaboration with Crown Media.

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9 Story to buy Breakthrough’s kids and family slate

The acquisition expands 9 Story’s distribution library to more than 3,500 half-hours, and adds to its live-action offerings with titles including the Anne of Green Gables movie series.

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Heritage wraps China mission with $125M in deals

Item 7, Transfilm International and Breakthrough Entertainment are among those partnering with Chinese companies on upcoming projects.

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Breakthrough inks raft of international sales

The Toronto producer/distributor is sending its L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables to broadcasters in Europe and Asia, among other deals.

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In brief: Breakthrough Entertainment adds sales exec

Plus: Indiecan nabs the North American rights to Mark A. Lewis’s third feature, The Age of Adulting, which will have its premiere during Canadian Film Week.

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Breakthrough names Pilar Segura as head of production

Segura has previously partnered with the Toronto prodco on projects including David Rocco’s Amalfi Getaway and Hollywood Homicide Uncovered.

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Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough roll on latest feature

The horror film I’ll Take Your Dead is currently shooting in Orillia, ON.

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TVO greenlights more Science Max

The kids factual series, produced by Breakthrough Entertainment, will premiere on the public broadcaster in the fall.

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Breakthrough grabs worldwide rights to Manson doc

Produced by Calgary’s Pyramid Productions, Charles Manson: The Final Words recently premiered on Reelz Channel in the U.S.