Jennifer Dettman

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Global Road, CBC to develop unscripted format

Fridge Wars will pit celebrity chefs against one another to make the best meal out of ingredients found within Canadian families’ fridges.

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CBC’s Format Incubator returns for third edition

The pubcaster also announced that its first two incubator projects The Stats of Life and Under New Management (pictured) have been renewed.

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CBC, Proper Television bake Canadian DNA into U.K. format

CBC’s Jennifer Dettman and Proper’s Cathie James on tailoring the hit series for domestic audiences, the importance of casting and learning from other international remakes.

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Banff ’17: Int’l buyers talk commissioning strategies

Execs from NBC, Lifetime and Discovery weigh in on what shows they’re looking for and how they’re trying to distinguish their brands in a crowded market.

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CBC heads back to high school with new docuseries

How the CBC and Paperny Entertainment rigged a B.C. high school with 48 cameras for its six-part fly-on-the-wall documentary This Is High School.

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Dettman, Kleinfeld on opening CBC Short Docs for business

The unscripted-programming execs discuss the strategy and goals behind the new digital platform. (Sandra Kleinfeld pictured.)

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Programming profile: CBC Docs

Playback catches up with CBC’s Jennifer Dettman and Charlotte Engel about the pubcaster’s current doc strategy. (Firsthand doc Hold Your Fire pictured.)

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CBC greets the new year with Hello Goodbye

After a lengthy departure delay, the Pearson airport-based docu-series lands on CBC this week. (Showrunner Mitch Gabourie and host Dale Curd pictured left and right, respectively.)

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Why CBC is going big on arts, digital for 2015/16

CBC execs on the reasoning behind some of the changes in the programming strategy for 2015/2016 – and what is staying the same.

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CBC upfront: hellos, goodbyes and ‘new directions’

The pubcaster unveils its fall lineup amidst its ongoing budget crisis, revealing the end of Doyle, a new comedy portal and details on two of its new one-hour dramas.

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CBC gets into global format business with The Gurin Co.

The pubcaster will partner with L.A.-based Gurin to develop Canadian content as new formats for global distribution. (Gurin format Shark Tank pictured.)

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Sean Cullen at work on Martin Short’s opener for Screenies

The curtain will go up on the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards after an industry detente has etalk, ET Canada, and Breakfast Television join the CBC to coproduce a red carpet special.