Jeff Alpern

Every House

UCP picks up rights to ChiZine short story

NBCUniversal’s in-house prodco has purchased the rights to Canadian author Ian Rogers’ The House on Ashley Avenue for series development.

Killjoys Season 2

The diversity puzzle

While the calls for gender parity in the industry grow and it struggles to respond, Playback looks at the progress already made – and asks whether an even bigger issue is on the horizon.

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The New Establishment: Michael Grassi

This writer and producer had the industry abuzz before he even landed his first TV writing gig – and now he’s one of Canada’s most talked-about up-and-coming showrunners.

Every House

NBCUniversal’s UCP options ChiZine novelette

Universal Cable Productions has optioned The House on Ashley Avenue from Canadian author Ian Rogers and Toronto’s ChiZine Publications.

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Jon Cooksey signs with The Alpern Group

The Vancouver-based screenwriter and producer’s credits include So Weird, The Collector and upcoming Space series Primeval: New World.

THE CW UPFRONTS 2011

Canadian named producer on CW’s Secret Circle

Lost Girl creator Michelle Lovretta heads to Hollywood for her new role.