Kelly Anderson

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Articles by Kelly Anderson
Copied from Realscreen - Gene Simmons and his family

Gene Simmons’ wife, daughter land W Network series

Shannon Tweed-Simmons and her daughter Sophie, the stars of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, are to be the focus of an upcoming series from Force Four Entertainment.


Selling New York prodco adds development exec

Toronto-headquartered JV Productions has named Riley Robbins as its VP of U.S. development.

Copied from Realscreen - Dining With the Enemy

MIPCOM13: Media Ranch takes Dining With the Enemy to Canada, U.K.

The Montreal-based producer and distributor is taking on the Dining With the Enemy (pictured) format from Norway by producing a French-language version airing on Quebec’s TV5 that sees a journalist and chef covering war zones.

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TIFF 13: Alanis Obomsawin on Hi-Ho Mistahey!

The First Nations director (pictured) discusses the making of her latest documentary, which examines the lack of educational resources available on Canadian reserves.

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TIFF13: The buzz behind Burt’s Buzz

Burt’s Buzz, a Canadian film screening at TIFF, explores the face behind iconic American brand Burt’s Bees. Here, director Jody Shapiro (pictured) discusses how actor Isabella Rossellini set everything in motion.

Copied from Realscreen - Lou Occhicone

CMJ launches factual coproduction unit

Montreal-based CMJ Productions II has launched CMJ Concepts, a division focused on factual production partnerships with networks across the globe, to be headed up by former CABLEready exec Lou Occhicone (pictured).

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Tricon lands Pivot programming

The Toronto-based producer and distributor has landed the international distribution rights to factual and scripted programming being made for Participant Media’s new network Pivot. (Pictured: HitRECord on TV!)

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TIFF13: FilmBuff takes on Burt’s Buzz

New York-based digital distributor FilmBuff has taken the theatrical and VoD rights to Everyday Pictures’ Burt’s Buzz (pictured), a documentary on Burt’s Bee’s founder Burt Shavitz.

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BuzzTaxi sells Survivorman into France

Marking its first sales under the Proper Television banner, Toronto-based distributor BuzzTaxi has sold Survivorman (pictured), Dads and Science of the Soul into Latin America, France and Israel.

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Arcadia, Sky Vision line up Middle Ages docudrama

History U.K. has commissioned the Halifax prodco Arcadia Content and the U.K. distribution service to make a graphic-novel style docudrama, with the working title of Bannockburn.

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Restaurant Takeover takes over U.S., Europe

Toronto- and L.A.-based distributor Tricon Films & Television has sold a raft of lifestyle titles to broadcasters across Europe, North America. (Pictured: Restaurant Takeover.)