Kelly Anderson

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You Gotta Eat Here heads to Italy

Toronto-based Portfolio Entertainment has sold food travel series You Gotta Eat Here to National Geographic Channel Italy.

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Mike Myers, A&E IndieFilms partner on Supermensch

The feature doc on Shep Gordon (pictured), the Hollywood talent agent behind Alice Cooper, Blondie, Luther Vandross and Raquel Welch, marks Canuck actor Myers’ directorial debut.

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History launches Swamp People, Counting Cars web series, the web hub for the linear U.S. cable network History, is launching Swamp People: After the Hunt and Count’s Kustoms: After Hours, two web series inspired by History shows.


Traditional publishers ramp up original video strategies

In a session about new original video heavyweights, Conde Nast’s chief digital officer talked about being nimble with his brand’s digital properties, while The New York Times video division said it is heavily investing in video.


Stream: Tips on how to engage online

Digital experts from Geek and Sundry, FishBowl Worldwide Media (VP and GM David Beebe pictured) and ChannelMeter shared their best methods on how to build audiences, weighing in on the power and potential of assorted social media platforms.

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Crowdfunding 101: “Linsanity”

As the STREAM conference kicks off today (June 3) in Santa Monica, we continue our crowdfunding focus by looking at the campaign for Linsanity (pictured), which raised more than US$160,000.


KinoSmith picks up three from Taskovski Films

The Toronto-based distributor has picked up the Canadian rights for The Venice Syndrome, Work Hard, Play Hard (pictured), and Documentarian from the London-based sales and production company.

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NFB launches pay multiplatform service for docs

The National Film Board of Canada is launching the service for docs which it hopes will become “the Netflix of documentaries,” allowing filmmakers to be connected “almost instantaneously with their audiences.”


Thatcher doc sells into Canada, Spain

Radio-Canada in Quebec and Telemadrid inked deals with Sky Vision for Brook Lapping’s documentary Thatcher: A Memoir.


Hot Docs adds $20,000 in prizes

Additional coin is up for grabs at this year’s Hot Docs film festival, with the Toronto event adding to its Don Haig Award and Audience Award pots.


FremantleMedia acquires Family Harmony

Global producer-distributor FremantleMedia has picked up the singing competition Family Harmony (Un Air de Famille) (pictured), its first acquisition from Quebec.

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NFB names Ravida Din as English program director general

Din, who has been with the organization since 2007 as both a producer and executive producer, will contribute to the launch of a new strategic plan for the NFB and shape upcoming plans for the organization.