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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.

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Ivan Fecan named Thunderbird CEO

The interim appointment follows co-founder Tim Gamble’s move to vice chair of the Thunderbird board.

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Cameras rolling on Kim’s Convenience season two

Thirteen new episodes of the Korean-Canadian family comedy are now filming ahead of its fall premiere on CBC.

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Kim’s Convenience comes to life for small screen

Thunderbird executive chair Ivan Fecan is executive producing the award-winning play’s transfer to TV, with production underway.

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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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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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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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City to debut Package Deal on June 24

The broadcaster had an initial May 6 start date for the multi-camera comedy.

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Thunderbird Films acquires Reunion Pictures

Both Vancouver-based producers will continue to make TV shows under their separate brands, while their combined forces aims to better serve broadcast partners.

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City to debut Package Deal comedy on May 6

The broadcaster will debut its latest comedy (pictured) in the same slot on Monday nights filled with Seed at 8:30 p.m., sandwiched between How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls.

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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.