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In brief: WGC ratifies three-year IPA with CMPA

Plus: Technicolor launches L.A. studio, Letterkenny-inspired beer hits shelves in Alberta and Ontario, and more.

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Spencer Griffin to lead TV development at Just for Laughs

Griffin will develop new series for network and streamer sales in the newly created role, based out of L.A.

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JFL, NBC ‘Bring The Funny’

The 10-episode competition series sees Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy judge some of the world’s best comedy acts.

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Deals: Amazon, OUTtv, CFC Ideaboost

Prime Video has greenlit a docuseries with Just For Laughs, OUTtv takes to the skies, plus more.

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SnackableTV orders interactive comedy series

Jokeoff, produced in association with Just For Laughs, is a bracket-style elimination series that sees comedians compete for best gag.

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Howie Mandel, ICM Partners lead investor group in Just For Laughs acquisition

A statement issued by the new owners stressed that the yearly festival will stay in Montreal and that JFL jobs and offices will also remain in Quebec.

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Judge denies Quebecor’s JFL sale injunction

The Quebec Superior Court ruled that the company’s previous contracts with Just For Laughs don’t prevent Rozon from selling his shares.

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JFL’s Gilbert Rozon steps down amid sexual assault allegations

Groupe V Media has also suspended Eric Salvail’s talk show following separate allegations against the Quebec TV personality and producer.

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JFL brings the virtual laughs

The Montreal festival has partnered with Felix & Paul on a seven-part VR experience that puts audiences face to face with comedians.

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CraveTV partners with JFL on comedy specials

Hour-long specials from Canadian comics Debra DiGiovanni, Darcy Michael and Graham Chittenden will debut on the streamer in 2018.

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JFL names pitch competition winners

LoCo Motion-produced romantic comedy Hit On Me was among four projects to win at the Just For Laughs ComedyPRO pitching contest.

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Just For Laughs launches digital scripted series

Explaining to an Alien, an eight-part original web series, is the inaugural project produced through JFL’s new digital brand.