Portfolio Entertainment

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Marianne Culbert joins Portfolio Entertainment

The veteran production executive has joined the Toronto company as VP, production.

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Trade mission debrief: coproducing with China

Producers returning from Canadian Heritage’s recent mission touted the vast opportunities for collaboration, but highlighted the urgent need for a TV copro treaty.

Pet Robots

Deals: Portfolio, Cineflix, DHX

Portfolio has inked a deal with Blue Dream Studios founder Scott Christian Sava to adapt his all-ages graphic novel, Pet Robots, into an animated TV series, plus more.

Prozzak: Love Addicts

’90s cartoon band Prozzak set for a comeback

Toronto’s Portfolio Entertainment and digital producer Duopoly have teamed to produce an animated series featuring the Canadian band.

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Portfolio’s Cat in the Hat heads abroad

The Toronto-based producer/distributor has also announced deals for DOKI, Freaktown and other properties.

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Guru Studio continues to expand exec team

The Toronto-based prodco has hired former Portfolio Entertainment director of international sales and acquisitions Jonathan Abraham.

Dean McDermott

Deals: Indiecan, Timshel, Portfolio

Industry Works Pictures has acquired the international rights to the Timshel Pictures-produced sitcom Dean McDermott: Working Actor, plus more deals.

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Deals: Portfolio, Quebecor, OUTtv

Portfolio Entertainment has signed its first deal with Chinese VOD iQiYi, Quebecor Content picks up five series for Club illico, plus more deals.

Lady Bird

Deals: Elevation, Portfolio, Boat Rocker

Elevation Pictures unveils a TIFF pickup, Sony Pictures Television sells X Company into the U.K., plus more deals.

The Wiggles

Deals: Corus, Raven Banner, Portfolio

Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse inks a wide-ranging deal with Australian Broadcasting Corporation for its preschool property The Wiggles, plus more.

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Deals: Portfolio, PNP, Radio-Canada

Portfolio inks a raft of international sales, Pacific Northwest Pictures nabs theatrical rights to a buzzy U.K. drama, plus more.

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Portfolio sells more Cat in the Hat

International broadcasters including Sony Pictures Television Networks and Discovery Kids have picked up the preschool series The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!.