Shaftesbury

Hudson and Rex

How Shaftesbury got Hudson & Rex off the ground after 12 years

Christina Jennings discusses the show’s journey to greenlight, adapting scripted formats and getting back into business with Rogers Media.

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Shaftesbury expands copro focus with first U.K.-based hire

Former UKTV exec Alexandra Finlay will work to expand the prodco’s coproduction slate in a newly created role.

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Canadians to unpack LGBTQ+ representation at SXSW

As part of a panel on queer fandoms, Shaftesbury will unveil a new feature-length documentary, Queering the Script, directed by Gabrielle Zilkha.

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Dylen Postnikoff to lead brand strategy at Shaftesbury

The former head of TV content marketing at CBC will oversee global brand strategies for Shaftesbury in a new VP role.

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Nokia calls on Shaftesbury for digital docuseries

The companies have partnered on a six-part series exploring the societal impact of 5G networks, artificial intelligence and automation.

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Departure flies to Europe and Africa with NBCUniversal

The Canada/U.K. copro from Shaftesbury and Greenpoint Productions will be broadcast on Universal TV and 13th Street Universal in late 2019.

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Prominent indie producers named to Order of Canada

Shaftesbury’s Christina Jennings and Insight’s John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby are among those honoured for their contributions.

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Global commissions Canada/U.K. copro Departure

Produced by Shaftesbury and Greenpoint Productions, the six-part series features a star cast and is set for 2019.

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Shaftesbury, Pope Productions unleash Rex

The eight-part series, commissioned by Citytv, is based on a European format about a detective and his hardworking dog.

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Ovation picks up two seasons of Frankie Drake

Season one of the Shaftesbury-produced drama debuts on the U.S. network in June 2019.

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Shaftesbury’s Slasher strikes again

Production is underway on season three of the horror anthology series, with exec producer Ian Carpenter taking the reins as showrunner.

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Rogers funds award $4.6M across 19 TV projects

Bristow Global Media’s Paranormal 911, Shaftesbury’s Rex and Eye Steel Films’ Agents of Influence are among the Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund’s picks.