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Knowledge Network greenlights Lark docuseries

Executive produced by Lark’s Louise Clark and Erin Haskett, the 10-part docuseries will follow dispatchers at BC Emergency Health Services.

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Banff ’18: Kevin MacLellan on Hayu’s Canadian launch

NBCU’s chairman of global distribution and international discusses the SVOD’s rollout, working with local broadcasters and competing globally.

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New Metric Media to receive Banff’s innovative producer award

Exec producer Sheila Hockin and Game of Thrones director Jeremy Podeswa are also among the festival’s award winners.

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NBCU’s Robert Greenblatt, Kevin MacLellan to keynote BANFF

The 2018 Company of Distinction is also bringing eight of its most senior executives, including Jeff Wachtel and Deirdre Brennan, to the Alberta festival’s 39th edition.

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Banff World Media Festival to honour NBCUniversal

The global media co will be presented with the Company of Distinction award at the four-day festival in June.

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Muse-produced series in development with NBCUniversal

The drama project American Disaster was developed through the Montreal-based company’s L.A. office.

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In Brief: Syfy’s Chris Regina exits

Plus: CFC names CBC Actors Conservatory residents and WIFT-T reveals the Meridian Artists mentorship recipient.

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Banff ’17: Int’l buyers talk commissioning strategies

Execs from NBC, Lifetime and Discovery weigh in on what shows they’re looking for and how they’re trying to distinguish their brands in a crowded market.

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The Amazing Gayl Pile wins the SVOD pitch game

From Playback magazine: How LaRue Entertainment built an audience for its oddball comedy before bringing NBCUniversal and CBC into the mix.

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Sprout grows original programming slate

The NBCUniversal-owned net has greenlit Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker Studios’ Remy and Boo.

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The Magic Hockey Skates gets U.S broadcast deal

eOne has added a U.S. net to the slate of territories in which the Amberwood Entertainment series is aired.

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How U.S. first-run syndication brought The Pinkertons to life

Ahead of the series’ Canadian bow on CHCH on Jan. 27, executive producer Suzanne Berger talks to Playback about The Pinkertons financing strategy.