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Trade mission debrief: coproducing with China

Producers returning from Canadian Heritage’s recent mission touted the vast opportunities for collaboration, but highlighted the urgent need for a TV copro treaty.

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White Pine, Ballinran partner with Chinese media co on doc slate

The Canadian prodcos signed a memorandum of understanding with CTV Golden Bridge International Media Group during Canada’s trade mission to China.

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CMF invests $5.5M through POV program

An upcoming White Pine Pictures’ doc is one of 14 documentary projects selected in the funder’s latest round.

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Starz acquires All Governments Lie

The White Pine Pictures documentary also sold to a number of European and Asian broadcasters.

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On the Slate: White Pine Pictures

The Toronto prodco, known for its social and political documentaries, is ramping up its scripted efforts.

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White Pine strengthens scripted team

Karynn Austin adds a VP title and oversight of scripted programming to her remit, while Maxim Gertler-Jaffe heads to the U.K. to head up expansion efforts.

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In brief: Helga Stephenson honoured; Rogers goes with Comcast

The former CEO of the ACCT has been appointed to the Order of Ontario, Rogers ends its in-house IPTV plans, plus more news.

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CBC unveils more Canada 150 programming

For the sesquicentennial, the pubcaster is taking viewers on a cross-country train trip with a new series from DHX and looking to our future with a show from White Pine.

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Deals: 9 Story, Blue Ice, Quebecor, PNP

Blue Ice Docs acquires the Canadian rights to Opus 59 Films’ Aim for the Roses (pictured), plus more from PNP, 9 Story, Portfolio and Quebecor.

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First Run Features picks up Fred Peabody doc

White Pine Pictures’ All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone has been acquired for U.S. distribution.

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Guantanamo’s Child, Outbreak receive Emmy noms

Both projects are up for prizes at the 37th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. (Guantanamo’s Child pictured.)

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Telus Fund distributes $1.4M across 7 projects

White Pine Pictures’ Girls Night Out and Fathom Film Group’s Four Fridges were among seven projects selected to receive funding.