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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.

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Jodi Mackie moves to D360

The former Breakthrough Entertainment exec comes to the distributor as director of sales and acquisitions.

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OMNI Regional commissions more Blood and Water, Second Jen

The channel also commissioned a new six-part scripted comedy, Mangoes, about a group of South Asians new to Canada.

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Joan Lambur exits Breakthrough, launches new prodco

Toronto-based Lambur Productions aims to be a new major player in children’s and family programming, with prodco Sinking Ship on board as an investor.

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A71 nabs Canadian rights to The Heretics

The Toronto-based company will release the horror feature in theatres across the country this fall.

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2017 Indie List: Breakthrough delves into SVOD

With its niche focus on horror films and family fare, the Toronto prodco aims to help fill the OTT pipeline.

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HBO Europe acquires first film in Breakthrough’s Anne trilogy

The TV movie is headed to 14 European countries, following broadcast pickups in the U.S. and U.K. and theatrical runs in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

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YMA hands out English-language Awards of Excellence

Sinking Ship Entertainment and Relish Interactive scored multiple wins at last night’s 2017 Youth Media Alliance English-language awards ceremony.

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Breakthrough expands pact with Blue Fox Entertainment

The companies launched pre-sales on the action thriller Grady at Cannes this week.

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Buffalo Gal, Breakthrough adapting murder-mystery novel

The prodcos are developing Keith Ross Leckie’s novel Coppermine for the big screen.

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Deals: Breakthrough, Facet4, CTV

Bell Media inks a deal with Electus to bring a U.S. competition series north of the border, plus more deals.

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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.