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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.

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CFC names Feature Comedy Exchange participants

Four teams and projects, including Bruce McDonald’s Red Light Green Light, have been chosen to participate in the program.

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JFL reveals production slate for summer 2015

Just For Laughs’ The Nasty Show will air on Showtime in the U.S. and Super Channel in Canada. (The Nasty Show host Artie Lange pictured.)

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JFL plants digital comedy seeds with CW

A new deal with U.S. net CW will see Montreal’s Just for Laughs do a broadcast special and new digital comedy series for the teen-skewing net. (JFL COO Bruce Hills pictured.)