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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.)

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Lone Eagle, JFL pact on unscripted comedy projects

The Montreal comedy festival is getting deeper into the unscripted TV space after finding success with non-verbal shows like Just For Laughs Gags (pictured).

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Telefilm/CFC comedy boot camp unveils 4 new projects

Scripts by directors Sudz Sutherland, Robert Cuffley and Jason James are among the latest projects for the Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange.

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Just For Laughs bows YouTube channel with Maker

Featuring never-before-seen footage from the Just For Laughs archives, the new channel augments Just For Laughs’ other Maker-managed channel, Gags.

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Shawn Rosengarten boards Muse Distribution Int’l

The former Just For Laughs director of sales will oversee international sales at Michael Prupas’ shingle.

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Just for Laughs broadens reach with new event

Details on its new Montreal event Kultura, which will cover everything from movies and TV to tech and food, and launch next spring.

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Key takeaways from the JFL pitching session

Canadian web series creators Nadine Djoury and Aurora Browne win an option with Defy Media in a feedback-packed pitch session at the laugh fest in Montreal. (From Stream).

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Synergy! Clickbait! Tips and tricks from Defy Media programmers

Ahead of their appearance on the Just for Laughs web series pitch panel, VP of programming Andy Signore and head writer Spencer Gilbert speak on how to create the Next Big Thing.

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JFL, IAWTV partner to expand pitch program

Just for Laughs is partnering with the International Academy of Web TV to expand “Pitch ‘Til Your Sides Split” for web comedies. (Save our Skins pictured)

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Just For Laughs partners with Maker Studios

The deal builds on existing agreements JFL has with Canadian ‘casters and includes a new website and YouTube channel. (Pictured: JFL’s Gags)

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CFC announces three teams for comedy exchange

The producer-writer teams will be mentored by high-profile comedy execs and talent, with the goal of increasing the strength of their feature comedies for the international marketplace.