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Peter Williamson departs Breakthrough Entertainment

The company’s co-founder is stepping down as part of a management buyout, with Michael McGuigan and Nat Abraham taking control of the producer/distributor.

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Breakthrough, Birman Productions pact on doc series

The companies will coproduce the project based on the seven-part Hinges of History book series by American author Thomas Cahill.

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Breakthrough, Black Fawn Films ink 8-picture production deal

The two-year pact follows a collaboration on two genre pics, Antisocial (pictured) and The Drownsman.

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Breakthrough embarking on The Great War Tour

The multi-part television and online documentary series, hosted by military historian Norm Christie, is slated for winter of this year.

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Breakthrough Entertainment buys Joker Films

The indie producer is accelerating its expansion into theatrical film production and distribution. (Joker Films founder Tim Brown pictured)

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Breakthrough Entertainment finds equity partners for future growth

Co-founders Ira Levy and Peter Williamson have sold stakes in the company to two long-time executives, Nat Abraham (pictured) and Michael McGuigan.

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Breakthrough presells Zerby Derby to Sprout

The Toronto-based producer and distributor has presold its new preschool series, Zerby Derby (pictured) to Sprout in the U.S. and South Korea’s MBC, heading into MIPCOM next month.

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Breakthrough debuts Anti Social indie horror in Cannes

The film, which recently completed production, is the producer’s first for 2013.

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Breakthrough licenses two Canadian features to TMN

The Resurrection of Tony Gitone and Please Kill Mr. Know It All (pictured) will premiere on Astral’s pay TV service later this year following theatrical runs.

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Nickelodeon hops on Rocket Monkeys

The U.S.-based company has taken the Breakthrough Entertainment property for its worldwide network.

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Cameras rolling on Anti Social

The horror feature, produced by Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment in association with Guelph’s Black Fawn Films, is shooting to Jan. 25 in Toronto.

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City adds Eva Longoria-starrer Mother Up! to Canadian comedy lineup

The 13-episode primetime animated series is co-produced by Bardel Entertainment and Breakthrough Entertainment (Longoria pictured), and will land on Hulu stateside.