White Pine Pictures
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
White Pine’s Wynne doc to air on W5
CTV has picked up White Pine Pictures’ documentary about Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario budget, which was dropped by TVO earlier this year.
TIFF ’15: Taking Guantanamo’s Child from script to screen
The team behind White Pine’s Guantanamo’s Child, including Toronto Star reporter Michelle Shephard, on what it took to finally land an interview with Omar Khadr.
Trio of Canadian docs added to VIFF
White Pine Pictures’ Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven (pictured) has been added to the festival’s lineup, along with two Canadian copros.
TVO pulls out of Wynne doc, demands refund
A public statement from the pubcaster today said it has terminated its agreement with White Pine Pictures for the production of the documentary Politics of Power.
White Pine, STV Productions partner on Wire Men limited series
Peter Raymont’s Canada-U.K. coproduction is being shopped in Cannes by U.K. coproducer and distributor Power. (Raymont pictured.)