Super Channel

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In brief: David Sparrow to serve second term at ACTRA National

Plus: T.O. WebFest unveils lineup of 49 Canadian series, CMF reveals Ireland incentive funds for 2019 and Super Channel expands Dan Rudolph’s remit.

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Super Channel doc examines life of Phoolan Devi

Actress Lisa Ray has signed on to narrate the documentary about the turbulent life of the bandit-turned-politician.

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Jackie Pardy to replace Jenny Hacker at Super Channel

Hacker has stepped down after five months as director of programming, with Pardy taking over as of May 16.

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Connect3 copro Mirage set to film in Abu Dhabi

The France/Canada copro is commissioned by France Televisions and ZDF, with both Bell Media and Super Channel picking up Canadian broadcast rights.

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Deals: 9 Story, DHX, Inferno Pictures, Super Channel

Super Channel acquires Hulu’s Fyre Fraud doc, 9 Story inks a deal with Vancouver’s Slap Happy Cartoons, and more.

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Deals: Super Channel, Blue Ant, Gusto

Super Channel acquires an MGM drama, Blue Ant International bolsters its catalogue ahead of MIPTV, and more.

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Super Channel hires Jenny Hacker to lead programming

The network is expanding and reshuffling its roster of directors following the announcement that head programmer Melissa Kajpust will depart later this month.

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Super Channel VP Melissa Kajpust steps down

The VP of programming will leave her position as of Dec. 21.

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Forgive Me returns to Super Channel for season three

Three years after the conclusion of its sophomore season, new episodes of the Emotion Pictures drama will air on the network’s rebranded Fuse channel.

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Super Channel adds 16 Canadian MOWs to festive slate

Among those are a pair of TV movies from Chesler/Perlmutter Productions and four from Brain Power Studio.

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Julie Di Cresce joins the Whistler Film Festival

The former HBO and Super Channel exec will oversee all industry, project development and talent programs for the fest and its summit.

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Deals: eOne, Bron, Super Channel, Sony Pictures Television

eOne picks up the distribution rights to Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie outside the U.S., Bron inks deals with Sony Pictures and Gunpowder & Sky, plus more.