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Hannah Cheesman

Talking TV development with Hannah Cheesman

Ahead of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, Playback caught up with the Whatever, Linda co-creator to talk about the winding road from webseries to television.

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Whatever, Linda wins Canneseries pitch program

With the win, the project will receive development funding and support from Federation Entertainment and La Fabrique des Formats.

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Canadian projects named to new Cannes Drama Creative Forum

The Donaldson Company’s Whatever, Linda (pictured) is one of the titles named to the new Canneseries In Development program.

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In Brief: ABC orders Cameron’s Ten Days, JFL pitch winner announced

The ABC series will star Kyra Sedgwick (pictured), while in other news of the week, two Canadian titles will premiere at Fantastic Fest and JFL picks its pitch winners.

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What our 5 to Watch are up to now

The Playback team checks in with our 5 to Watch class of 2015 to get an update on their latest projects, deals and moves.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: Aberrant Pictures

Since meeting in 2013, multi-hyphenate talents Hannah Cheesman and Mackenzie Donaldson have been building considerable momentum for their fledging prodco.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch revealed

Our annual list of Canadian entertainment industry talents whose careers are on the fast-track to success.

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Shaftesbury, Banff AMP Accelerator finalists announced

Orphan Black writer/producer duo Hannah Cheesman and Mackenzie Donaldson are one of the three teams chosen to pitch their digital series project at Banff.

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Clique Pictures, Aberrant Pictures option The Western Light

Mackenzie Donaldson, Hannah Cheesman and Lauren Grant have teamed up to produce a feature film based on the Susan Swan novel.