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Halfire taps Carol Commisso as VP, development

The former Rogers exec will be charged with sourcing IP to build out the prodco’s slate of scripted dramas.

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CBC sets premiere for Alias Grace

Sarah Polley’s small-screen adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel will bow on the pubcaster and Netflix this fall.

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Prime Time ’17: How to sell your series to the States

U.S. and Canadian execs talked about what they’re looking for in a pitch, why buy-in is key to success and the importance of communication.

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Taking Alias Grace from page to screen

With production just wrapped on the six-part miniseries, Noreen Halpern talks pitching Netflix, mammoth crews and top-to-bottom Canadian productions.

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Space preps Halfire’s Aftermath

The Bell Media-owned specialty channel has set a September premiere date for the series, from Noreen Halpern’s prodco.

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Halfire Entertainment hires Marla Boltman

The prodco’s president Noreen Halpern (pictured) talks to Playback about the hire, as well as growing Halfire’s slate beyond Aftermath and Alias Grace.

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CBC, Netflix commission Alias Grace

The adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel of the same name will be produced by Sarah Polley (pictured) and Halfire Entertainment.

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Halfire back with Aftermath

Noreen Halpern’s prodco has a new series greenlit with Space and Syfy, starring Anne Heche (pictured).

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No season two for Working the Engels

The half-hour comedy coproduction will not return for a second season on Global TV.

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Halfire drama in development with NBC, Shaw

ROPE, a one-hour police procedural drama, was based on an idea from Tassie Cameron and Calum deHartog (pictured).

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Banff 2014: Top 10 takeaways

From the 2014 Banff World Media Festival, 10 key trends shaping the TV business right now.

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Halfire hires Julie Hope as COO

The former Insight Productions exec (pictured) takes on the top finance job at Noreen Halpern’s prodco.