Kevin Ritchie

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Ron Mann aims for Altman-esque in Altman

Canadian director Ron Mann talks to Playback sister publication realscreen about his doc on filmmaker Robert Altman (pictured, right, with actor Shelley Duvall).

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Borg to lead factual development at Portfolio

The Toronto-based indie producer has hired Amy Manchester Borg (pictured) to be its director of factual development.

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Barry Avrich among BravoFACTUAL grantees

The Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story director (pictured) is among 11 Canadian filmmakers who will receive a total of $473,000 from the Bell Media-backed fund.

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MIPTV ’14: Bristow nabs format rights for Mob Wives

Toronto-based producer Bristow Global Media has acquired the Canadian format rights for the VH1 docu-soap (pictured) from distributor Electus International.

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BravoFACT names 10 short film grantees

The Bell Media-backed Canadian funding body has named 10 narrative shorts that will receive grants amounting to $371,000.

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Esquire Network acquires The Illegal Eater

The Steven Page-hosted travel and culinary series (pictured) about underground restaurants has been acquired by Esquire, Discovery in Asia-Pacific, and True Corp in Thailand.

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Peacock Alley sells High Tech Rednecks, Money Moron

The Toronto-based distributor has sold High Tech Rednecks (pictured) and Money Moron to networks and distributors in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Norway.


Synesthesia, Fred Heads among BravoFACTUAL recipients

Bell Media’s BravoFACT has named 11 Canadian filmmakers to receive funding from the new program to support documentary shorts. (Pictured: Michelle Latimer.)

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Hot Docs creates CrossCurrents Fund

The Canadian doc festival is partnering with the R&M Lang Foundation to establish an international production fund for emerging filmmakers.

Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria prepares to jump from the altitude of 29455 meters during the second manned test flight for the Red Bull Stratos mission in Roswell, New Mexico, USA on July 25, 2012

Bullish on Content

A look inside Red Bull Media House and the role non-fiction plays in its content strategy. (Pictured: Red Bull Stratos)

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Hot Docs, CBC’s Documentary channel launch scholarship

The Documentary Doc Accelerator Scholarship Program will offer professional development opportunities to aspiring Canadian doc-makers during Hot Docs, as well as on-the-job skills training and mentorship. (Pictured: the 2013 Hot Docs Forum)

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11 Television Canada hires Phil Hutchins

Toronto-based factual entertainment producer 11 Television Canada has appointed former Primevista Television exec Phil Hutchins (pictured) to be its VP of production.