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Halfire taps Carol Commisso as VP, development

The former Rogers exec will be charged with sourcing IP to build out the prodco’s slate of scripted dramas.

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CBC sets premiere for Alias Grace

Sarah Polley’s small-screen adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel will bow on the pubcaster and Netflix this fall.

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Space preps Halfire’s Aftermath

The Bell Media-owned specialty channel has set a September premiere date for the series, from Noreen Halpern’s prodco.

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Halfire Entertainment hires Marla Boltman

The prodco’s president Noreen Halpern (pictured) talks to Playback about the hire, as well as growing Halfire’s slate beyond Aftermath and Alias Grace.

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CBC, Netflix commission Alias Grace

The adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel of the same name will be produced by Sarah Polley (pictured) and Halfire Entertainment.

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Halfire back with Aftermath

Noreen Halpern’s prodco has a new series greenlit with Space and Syfy, starring Anne Heche (pictured).

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No season two for Working the Engels

The half-hour comedy coproduction will not return for a second season on Global TV.

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Halfire drama in development with NBC, Shaw

ROPE, a one-hour police procedural drama, was based on an idea from Tassie Cameron and Calum deHartog (pictured).

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Historical dramas, genre series topline in latest TMN dev slate

In addition to the three comedies previously announced, The Movie Network has released the names of 11 new projects on its development slate.

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Halfire hires Julie Hope as COO

The former Insight Productions exec (pictured) takes on the top finance job at Noreen Halpern’s prodco.

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Banff: Americans more willing to work with Canadians on TV copros

“For the first time, you will see the shows treated the exact same way as shows we develop,” NBC Entertainment president of planning Jeff Bader (pictured) told a festival panel, of working with foreign partners.

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Noreen Halpern pacts with CORE

Halfire-CORE Entertainment will produce scripted programs for the North American and international marketplace (Halpern pictured).