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In brief: Red Button spins off more stories

Plus: levelFILM lands a first-look deal to develop and produce true crime/horror content, while Thunderbird and Floyd Kane were recognized for their on screen inclusion work.

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Kim’s Convenience wins popular foreign drama in South Korea

The CBC half-hour comedy won the award through popular vote, with past recipients including NCIS, The Walking Dead and Doctor Who.

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Lindsay Macadam to lead scripted development at Great Pacific

The hire is an expansion of a cross-pollination strategy that sees Great Pacific Media producing scripted properties based on factual IP.

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Thunderbird launches U.K.-based production division

The new venture, led by Ed Sayer, has already lined up a factual coproduction deal with Endemol-owned prodco Workerbee.

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Kim’s Convenience to hit international airlines

Thunderbird Entertainment has inked a deal with Encore Inflight Limited for the CBC comedy to view in-flight on airlines such as Emirates and Cathay Pacific.

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Matthew Berkowitz named CCO of Thunderbird and Atomic Cartoons

Thunderbird also made a pair of executive appointments as it looks to build out its slate of originals.

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Deals: Bell Media, Kew, Thunderbird

Bell Media inks a deal to stream two midweek CSA galas via CTV.ca, plus more.

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Thunderbird taps Jennica Harper to adapt The Marrow Thieves

The Jann showrunner will collaborate with author Cherie Dimaline to adapt the YA novel for TV.

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Discovery’s Heavy Rescue: 401 gains speed in season-three debut

The first episode of the new season increased by 28% over the season-two premiere.

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Playback’s 2018 Exec of the Year: Jennifer Twiner McCarron

The CEO of Thunderbird Entertainment had a boffo year, transitioning from CEO of Atomic Cartoons to the leader of its newly public parent company.

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Deals: CBC, Kew Media Group, Thunderbird

Through a deal with Fremantle, CBC has picked up Red Production Company and AENON’s family drama Butterfly.

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Thunderbird Entertainment to go public via Golden Secret deal

Pending approval of the transaction, which is expected to close by October, Thunderbird will be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.