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Just Like Mom and Dad

Fractured landscape: Canada’s kids-content biz

Canadian producers are scrambling to adjust their business models in the face of a stalled domestic system and increasingly globalized production environment.

Jodi Mackie

Jodi Mackie moves to D360

The former Breakthrough Entertainment exec comes to the distributor as director of sales and acquisitions.

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TVO, Knowledge Network greenlight Super Mighty Makers

The live-action scripted series is produced by marblemedia in association with Jam Pie Media.

Letterkenny Halloween from Bell PR site

In Brief: Mom and Dad, Letterkenny, Panavision

Marblemedia names hosts for Just Like Mom and Dad, another special for Letterkenny and Panavision hires as a longtime exec retires.

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marblemedia to relaunch Just Like Mom

The remake of the popular 1980s game show is set to debut in Canada and the U.S. in January 2018.

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D360 nets 220 hours in global sales

The Toronto distributor has secured pick up for a slate of kids and family content from GAPC, marblemedia and Apartment 11.

Hi Opie

In Brief: Who won the Rogers Prize of Excellence in Cancon?

TVO sets the premiere for marblemedia’s Opie’s Home (pictured), plus more news.

Lauren Lee Smith

Bell Fund dishes out $4.2 million to 18 projects

Blue Ant’s cross-platform, Snapchat-inspired series Snap-Wrap and the first season of Shaftesbury’s Frankie Drake are among the recipients.

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Deals: Indiecan, 9 Story, D360, UFE

Indiecan acquires various rights to three documentaries, including Michael David Lynch’s Victor’s Walk, Hulu picks up season one of 9 Story’s Camp Lakebottom, plus more deals.

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Deals: marblemedia, Seville, Quebecor, Blue Ant

marblemedia acquires two children’s series, including Forte Entertainment’s Snapshots, plus more deals of the week.

Hi Opie

Hi Opie! is coming home with a spin-off

Toronto’s marblemedia has partnered with TVO and The Jim Henson company to produce the live-action pre-school series Opie’s Home, which is slated to premiere in 2017.

Crime Stories 2

D360, Partners in Motion ink development deal

Toronto’s D360 has also taken on the global distribution of the Vancouver prodco’s entire catalogue, including documentary series Crime Stories (pictured).