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Brett Burlock joins Cineflix Media

The longtime industry executive has been named SVP of scripted at the Montreal-based company.

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Ex-Brightlight exec Karyn Edwards joins Thunderbird Films

Edwards arrives at an expanding Vancouver-based indie producer after it acquired Reunion Pictures and formed a joint venture with Lionsgate and Sea to Sky Entertainment.

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CBC acquires Ascension from Lionsgate, Sea to Sky

The pubcaster jumps on the short-run series trend with the new sci-fi drama, set to air this fall. (Series co-star Tricia Helfer pictured.)

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Syfy’s Ascension starts shooting in Montreal

The Tricia Helfer-starrer bound for the U.S. cable channel follows the acquisition of Canadian-made series like Bitten, Haven, Lost Girl and Continuum. (Helfer pictured)

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Bell Media develops crime drama Sex, Lies and Handwriting

The procedural will shoot in Vancouver and also has backing from France’s TF1 and Prosiebensat.1 in Germany.

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Sea to Sky Entertainment launches drama pilot competition

Sea to Sky, a joint venture between Lionsgate and Thunderbird Films, is pacting with U.K.’s Channel 4 and the New York TV Festival on a script development prize.

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Lumanity to turn Dennis Lehane short story into a movie

Robert Budreau’s (pictured) production shingle optioned Consumers, a story about a hitman who targets people in high finance.

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Lionsgate, Germany’s Tandem pact on TV co-venture

As it continues to expand its TV business, the Vancouver mini-studio will develop and produce scripted dramas with the Munich-based entertainment company, the first of which is crime series Sex, Lies and Handwriting.

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Kevin Costner inks first-look TV deal with Sea to Sky Entertainment

The Hollywood actor’s production shingle, Treehouse Films, will develop and produce scripted programming for the joint venture between Lionsgate and Thunderbird Films.

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Thunderbird Films appoints Ivan Fecan as board chairman

The industry mogul comes on board the Vancouver-based indie, which also has 50-50 partnership Sea to Sky Studios with Lionsgate to produce TV series for international broadcast and cable networks.

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Brett Burlock to head up Toronto base for Sea to Sky Entertainment

The ex-CTV and Take 5 development head will bring a joint venture between Lionsgate and Thundebird Films closer to creating a full-service studio alternative for Canadian networks.

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Lionsgate’s Sea to Sky opening Toronto office

The indie studio’s 50-50 joint venture with Thunderbird Films will shortly announce an executive to head up the new office aimed at gauging the needs of Canadian broadcasters.