Daniele Alcinii

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eOne appoints Michael Lombardo as president, global television

eOne confirmed the appointment a month after rumours began to swirl that Lombardo would assume the post formerly held by Mark Gordon.

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Hot Docs ’20: Children of the Mist, Ojiibikaan take forum prizes

Canadian doc Ojiibikaan was awarded the Corus-Hot Docs Forum Pitch Prize at the virtual Hot Docs Forum, which comes with a $10,000 cash prize.

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Twenty-three Canadian titles among Hot Docs virtual lineup

Of the 226 originally selected projects, more than 130 will screen in the virtual edition, including titles from Lulu Wei, Mia Donovan and Barry Avrich.

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Distribution rights for CBC’s Trickster move to Abacus Media

The international rights to the six-part series were previously held by Kew Media Distribution prior to the collapse of its parent company.

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Former Discovery exec Gerbrig Blanksma joins Blue Ant Int’l

Blanksma will be tasked with expanding Blue Ant International’s content library in the role of SVP of international sales and partnerships.

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Sofia Laroussi named executive director of RIDM

Laroussi (pictured) replaces outgoing executive director Mara Gourd-Mercado, who will exit on April 3 following a brief remote transition period.

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Hot Docs unveils documentary grant recipients

Four Canadian docs were selected for the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund, while 10 projects picked up financing from the CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund.

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Cream ups James Farr to VP, development

The Toronto-based prodco has promoted Farr to oversee the company’s development staff while continuing his work as a factual producer.

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Corey Russell joins Cream Productions, launches doc division

The former Fadoo Productions exec will oversee the launch of Cream’s film division as executive VP and help develop and produce music, sports and doc specials.

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CuriosityStream launches Go Button’s World Without NASA

The two-part documentary special is set for broadcast on CBC’s documentary Channel next month.

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Sheffield Doc/Fest senior programmer Adam Cook resigns

Cook, formerly a programmer at VIFF and programming associate at TIFF, was in the role for less than a month.

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WarnerMedia reveals HBO Max as name of SVOD service

The streamer is set to launch in the U.S. in spring 2020, though WarnerMedia has not disclosed details about the potential of an international rollout.