Andrew Jeffrey

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Seven public broadcasters issue open call for science docs

Sunny Side ’22: CBC is among the pubcasters in an initiative looking for high-quality science doc films.


Love Nature, PBS, Arte collaborating on Evolution Earth

The new series, produced by Passion Planet, is a natural history coproduction with PBS and Arte.


Love Nature adds Canadian copro to originals slate

The Blue Ant Media-owned channel has added three original docs and factual series, including Planet Shark and How the Wild Things Sleep.


Blue Ant International acquires Drive Media Rights

The deal will see the Blue Ant Media-owned distributor acquire Drive Media Rights’ more than 900-hour content library.


Scott Brothers Entertainment makes series of personnel moves

Appointments at the Toronto-based prodco include Jillian Brand as senior VP of development, overseeing non-scripted projects.

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Canadian doc filmmaker John Zaritsky has died at age 79

The Vancouver-based director’s esteemed career spanned 40 years and included an Oscar win for 1981′s Just Another Missing Kid.

Evil by Design: Surviving Nygård

CBC, Blue Ant team for investigative docuseries on Peter Nygård

Evil by Design: Surviving Nygård is based on reporting in a CBC podcast about the allegations against the Finnish-Canadian fashion executive.


Cream Productions expands development team with new hires

Sahba Li and Jane Churchill-Smith will work with VP of development James Farr to expand the company’s premium slate.

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CBC launches national pilot program for content creators with a disability

AccessCBC, a partnership with the ReelAbilities Film Festival, is now taking submissions for scripted and documentary projects.

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Boat Rocker acquires minority stake in TeaTime, completes raft of deals

The move expands upon a first-look deal Boat Rocker and TeaTime have had in place since 2019.


Alanis Obomsawin film collection coming to APTN lumi streaming service

The collection will include films from the renowned documentary maker created between 1984 and 2019, including Incident at Restigouche and Hi-Ho Mistahey!