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.

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Amazing Race Canada ends on season high

The CTV program brought in an average audience of 2.7 million viewers Sunday night, the most for any episode of the second season.

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Breakthrough, Black Fawn Films ink 8-picture production deal

The two-year pact follows a collaboration on two genre pics, Antisocial (pictured) and The Drownsman.

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This is…the kids business in Canada – Part 2

From our print issue: Playback takes a look at how industry consolidation and new streaming services are influencing one of Canada’s most successful entertainment sectors.