Kelly Anderson

Kelly is a staff writer for realscreen, Playback's sister publication.

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Love Nature greenlights A Wild Year on Earth, Dawn to Dusk

Both blue-chip six-part docuseries are expected to be delivered in September.

Disney+ reaches milestone 50 million global subscribers

The number is nearly double the 28.6 million paid subscribers The Walt Disney Company reported in February.

Four Canadian projects selected for online Hot Docs Forum

Documentaries from Canadian prodcos Catbird and Clique Pictures are among the 21 projects selected for the revamped digital forum.

Fox acquires ad-supported streamer Tubi

Tubi founder and CEO Farhad Massoudi will continue to head up the company.

HGTV greenlights Celebrity IOU from Scott Brothers Entertainment

The series will see Drew and Jonathan Scott complete home renos for celebrities from Brad Pitt to Canadian singer Michael Buble, premiering in April.

Cineflix closes global crime programming deals

The distributor has sold Cineflix Productions’ series such as Homicide: Hours to Kill and Secrets of the Morgue to international networks.

FYI president Jana Bennett on A+E’s newest net

The U.S. network’s president (pictured) discusses what’s ahead for A+E Networks’ new lifestyle channel, which has green-lit The Collective and Nexttime Productions’ The Epic Meal Show.

Realscreen Summit ’14: Passion looking for Canadian content

Maria Ishak (pictured) – Passion Distribution’s VP of sales and acquisitions for North America – says Canada is a market the company “wants to focus on.”

Status, Skyjacker’s Tale land Shaw Media-Hot Docs funding

The Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds have awarded development and completion grants totaling $236,000 to nine Canadian documentary projects. (Alan Zweig pictured).

WCSFP 2013: Off the Fence, Explora pen two-year deal

Distributor-producer Off the Fence has licensed 50 hours of science, natural history and wildlife titles to Canada’s French-language channel Explora. (Pictured: Wildest Latin America)

Tricon hires VP of U.S. factual development

Toronto-headquartered Tricon Films & Television is beefing up its L.A. office with the appointment of Jeffrey Hevert (pictured) as VP of U.S. factual development.

Hot Docs names Hoffmann Meyer as 2014 Doc Mogul

Canadian festival Hot Docs is to bestow its 2014 Doc Mogul Award on Mette Hoffmann Meyer (pictured), commissioning editor of documentaries for Danish public broadcaster DR TV.