Manori Ravindran

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Crossing the pond with Love It or List It

Raise the Roof Productions’ co-creative director Andrew Jackson on how the company tweaked Big Coat Productions’ format Love It or List It for the U.K. market.

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Catherine Olsen to exit CBC

Olsen (pictured), the executive producer of documentaries at CBC News Network, is to leave the Canadian pubcaster after more than 20 years.

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Ole acquires music shop Jingle Punks

The Toronto-headquartered rights management firm has acquired music agency Jingle Punks in a deal that will merge the companies’ production libraries. (Pictured L-R: Jingle Punks founders Jared Gutstadt, Dan Demole)

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Blue Ant Int’l rolls out 4K wildlife slate

Distributor Blue Ant International is rolling out a slate of 4K nature and wildlife docuseries, including The Big Feed (pictured), Volcanos and Arctic Secrets.

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Media Ranch brings Life in the Kitchen to Canada

Montreal’s Media Ranch picks up the rights to remake the Studio Lambert format Life in the Kitchen (pictured) in Canada.

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Music Lessons, Mavis! head to Hot Docs

Michael Mabbot’s Canadian doc Music Lessons and the Canada/USA copro Mavis! are among the titles set to screen in the Toronto festival’s Special Presentations program.

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Tricon inks sales for Killer, I Didn’t Do It

Tricon Films and Television has secured a raft of global sales for the crime series To Catch a Killer (pictured) and I Didn’t Do It.

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Being Canadian, Bolivian Case to have world premieres at Hot Docs

Robert Cohen’s film about national identity and Violeta Ayala’s drug smuggling doc will screen alongside Sundance-award winners (T)ERROR and How to Change the World.

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U.S. network Pop names former CTV exec Brad Schwartz president

Schwartz (pictured) is promoted from president of entertainment and media to network president, with the added oversight of business operations.

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Lone Eagle brings on Brough for unscripted development

Lone Eagle Entertainment has named Allison Brough, most recently with Tricon Films & Television, as its director of development.


Animal Planet sets Rugged Justice premiere

The six-part series from Toronto’s Shark Teeth Entertainment will air on the U.S. net this month.

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Lisa Fitzgibbons stepping down from DOC

After seven years heading the Documentary Organization of Canada, executive director Lisa Fitzgibbons (pictured) will vacate the position on Dec. 31.