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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.

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In Brief: CRTC seeks reg change input; JFL to receive Icon Award

The Commission has proposed broadcast distribution and TV broadcasting regulation changes, the Canadian Academy calls on a special guest to honour the comedy brand, plus more.

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In Brief: ABC orders Cameron’s Ten Days, JFL pitch winner announced

The ABC series will star Kyra Sedgwick (pictured), while in other news of the week, two Canadian titles will premiere at Fantastic Fest and JFL picks its pitch winners.

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JFL Group hires Martin Tremblay, expands to L.A.

The former president of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will oversee the opening of an L.A. office.