Breakthrough Entertainment

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Breakthrough adds interactive to Science Max mix

The Toronto-based prodco is adding an interactive layer to its new children’s science show for TVO. (Science Max: Experiments at Large pictured.)

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Breakthrough Entertainment opens New York City office

The indie producer has hired Beth Fraikorn to oversee a push into the U.S. factual and reality TV market.

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Phil McCordic returns to TV hosting roots at TVO

The on-air host and producer at the educational broadcaster is hosting an original kids TV show from Breakthrough Entertainment.

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Breakthrough names Craig McGillivray VP of distribution

McGillivray, who was most recently Peacock Alley’s VP of distribution, will handle international sales and programming acquisitions at the Toronto-based producer and distributor.

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Ex-Breakthrough exec Kate Blank joins Blue Ant Media

Blank joins the media group’s recently launched international distribution arm.

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Breakthrough sells over 100 hours to Asian broadcasters

Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment has locked down a number of Asian deals for its library, including The Adventures of Napkin Man (pictured), heading into ATF.

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Shaw Rocket Prize names 2014 finalists

The nine finalists for the 2014 Shaw Rocket Prize include 9 Story’s preschool property Peg + Cat (pictured) and Nerd Corps’ Slugterra.

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Breakthrough, Sudden Storm partner on Miss Don’t Touch Me

The dramatic series from the two Toronto-based companies is based on a graphic novel series by the same name.

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Deals: Pacific Northwest, eOne, Nelvana, Breakthrough

Pacific Northwest Pictures picks up the Canadian rights to Liv Ullman’s Miss Julie (pictured), while eOne takes the North American rights to Saar Klein’s After the Fall.

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Breakthrough, YTV and Nickelodeon pact on Max & Shred series

The live action sitcom will bow in the U.S. on Oct. 6, a day ahead of the Canadian launch date.