John Brunton

Content Canada Formats panel

More investment needed to stimulate Canada’s formats biz

Factual execs gathered at Content Canada to discuss the health of the domestic formats business and explore ways to nurture more export-ready hit formats.

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CBC retools Battle of the Blades for 2019 return

The original Canadian format returns this fall, five years after its initial cancellation, in a drastically different TV environment than the one in which it was conceived.

Photo by Kyler Nixon on Unsplash

Insight, Manifesto partner to bring X Games to Alberta

The Amazing Race Canada producer discusses why it’s trying to bring the winter sports competition to Calgary in 2020.

Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony / Cérémonie d'investiture

Prominent indie producers named to Order of Canada

Shaftesbury’s Christina Jennings and Insight’s John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby are among those honoured for their contributions.

SCTV reunion

Insight Productions, Second City ink development pact

Following their recent collaboration on the SCTV reunion special, the companies have partnered to develop scripted and unscripted projects.

SCTV reunion

CTV nabs Canadian SCTV reunion rights

The special, commissioned last month by Netflix, films at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre this Sunday, with Jimmy Kimmel moderating a panel discussion with former cast members.

The Launch pic

The Launch gets mid-season premiere on CTV

The first episode of the music competition series will air in simulcast on CTV, CTV Two and Much on Jan. 10.

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Jumping into bed with competitors, and 4 other Banff takeaways

Do network brands even matter any more? What content is selling globally? Five insights from the top media execs from around the world.

John Brunton

Insight eyes China, N.A. millennials with Youngster launch

CEO John Brunton on filling the niche opportunity with young parents and building a content platform that appeals to advertisers.

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Insight, Bunim/Murray ink development deal

Under the non-exclusive agreement, the reality-focused prodcos will collaborate on unscripted formats for Canadian, U.S. and international markets.

Lisa Gabriele

Insight, CBC developing Lisa Gabriele novel adaptation

The series is based on a best-selling novel by Gabriele.

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Jane Rimer joins Insight senior management team

Insight’s John Brunton and newly minted chief of international business and creative development Rimer on the prodco’s immediate plans for expansion. (from realscreen)