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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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Some Assembly Required to end after season three

The Thunderbird Films-produced series will conclude with a two-part finale.

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Soda Pictures acquires Never Steady, Never Still

The distributor has taken the rights to the B.C.-shot film in two territories, including Canada.

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Thunderbird takes Entanglement sales rights

Production on the Thomas Middleditch-starrer wrapped last week in Vancouver. (Director/producer Jason James pictured.)

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Deals: Space, Mongrel, Nelvana, DHX

Space picks up the intergalactic drama The Expanse (pictured), and more deals of the week.

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Atomic Cartoons to develop Mariachi Zombie

Rob Davies, Atomic Cartoons’ VP of development, talks developing zombie animations suitable for kids, acquisitions and diversifying the company’s slate.

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Thunderbird acquires Atomic Cartoons

Atomic founders and partners Mauro Casalese, Rob Davies, Trevor Bentley and Rob Simmons will stay on following the acquisition. (Atomic series Pirate Express pictured.)

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Herculean efforts: bringing Olympus to life

Ahead of its premiere on Super Channel and Syfy, Reunion Pictures executive producer Matthew O’Connor tells Playback about building the Canada-U.K. coproduction.

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Meet the Family, Package Deal cancelled

Both City series will not return for third seasons (Meet the Family pictured).

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Denis Villeneuve to direct Blade Runner sequel

Thunderbird Films will executive produce the Alcon Entertainment film.

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Focus 2015: Alex Raffe on navigating the new TV market

In part two of our series, Raffe, Thunderbird’s VP of production, weighs in on reconciling evolving consumer demands with the Canadian market, and how deals are changing.

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Great Pacific Media acquired by Thunderbird Films

The Highway Thru Hell (pictured) producer becomes a new division of Thunderbird Films as it moves more into the factual TV space after a focus on scripted TV series.