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Big Coat execs on taking Love It or List It worldwide

Following a sale to the U.K. last year, the Love It or List It format has been optioned for several other European territories. (Pictured L to R: Maria Armstrong and Catherine Fogarty.)

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Indie producers weigh in on Let’s Talk

While some indie producers applaud the latest moves by the CRTC to encourage big-budget Canadian programs, the decisions have created a high degree of uncertainty.

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Big Coat takes Canadian format rights to The Extra Mile

The Israeli reality competition format sees divorced couples endure challenges for a cash prize.

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Why Big Coat is crowdsourcing its next big idea

Inspired by the success of its long-running hit Love It or List It, Big Coat Productions is launching a national campaign to source new ideas.


Big Coat adds ex-Corus exec Renee Skea as VP biz dev

The factual and unscripted indie producer branches out, also hiring Kirsten Scollie as head of production and supervising producer (Skea pictured).


Lissa Fraser Kerr joins Big Coat as production and development head

The former Corus Entertainment production exec will oversee the Toronto-based indie’s development slate and production of series, pilots and docs.

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Big Coat begins production on Paranormal Home Inspectors

The series is shooting across Ontario starting April 8 through July 7 and is still in the process of casting families for this first season.