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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.

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Just For Laughs festival to produce 40 hours of TV programming

The Comedy Network, Corus, City and the CBC have ordered one-hour and half-hour stand-up comedy specials from the Montreal-based chuckles factory.

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TMN, Movie Central unveil 2013 production slate

The slate features six Canadian productions, including half-hour comedy Sensitive Skin, starring Kim Cattrall (pictured) and Don McKellar, who also directs.

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Kenny Hotz performs first stand-up set in front of a live audience

The Kenny vs. Spenny star took to the stage at Cafe Cleopatra as Canadians make the running at the prestigious Just For Laughs international comedy festival.