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Boat Rocker combines content and rights teams under Studios banner

The newly merged division will be headed up by Jon Rutherford, who has been promoted to managing director of the Studios division.

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Sailing into international waters: Boat Rocker Media

Playback‘s 2018 Media Company of the Year gets closer to its global-studio vision with a year that saw significant M&A and an evolution of its business model.

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Temple Street options fantasy trilogy The Fionavar Tapestry

The prodco’s SVP Kerry Appleyard and senior development producer Lesley Grant will oversee the TV adaptation of author Guy Gavriel Kay’s novels.

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Boat Rocker unveils new factual division

The Toronto-based entertainment co will also start production on two new original unscripted series.

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Temple Street reorganizes as Boat Rocker Media

Boat Rocker Media will be the parent brand for Temple Street Productions and a raft of new and existing businesses, including an animation studio.

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Best of the Year: Temple Street Productions

In 2015, the prodco attracted a majority stake from Fairfax Financial, launched two new divisions, hit the big screen and watched the star of its hit show land a Primetime Emmy nom.

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X Company gets Hungary for season two

Co-creator Mark Ellis on the pros and cons of shooting in Budapest and Temple Street’s Kerry Appleyard on bringing Amanda Tapping on board.

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The Next Step leaps onto the big screen

The doc from Temple Street Productions follows eight cast members from The Next Step as they travel across Canada during their first on-stage tour.

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Space orders Orphan Black to season four

Production on the 10-episode fourth season is slated to begin this summer in Toronto.

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Bell Media to clone Orphan Black for season 3 bow

The season’s opening episode will debut simultaneously on Space, CTV, Bravo, and MTV.

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Family Channel, Temple Street reteam for The Music Room

The 26-episode order for The Music Room follows the cable channel finding ratings success with The Next Step from creator Frank van Keeken (pictured).

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Orphan Black adds cast for third season

The clone drama is now shooting its third season in Toronto, with Justin Chatwin, Ksenia Solo and two others newly added. (Solo pictured)