Breakthrough Entertainment

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Breakthrough to produce docuseries for Reelz

The deal for the six-part series was led by the company’s head of alternative content U.S.A, Beth Fraikorn (pictured).

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Deals: Breakthrough, LevelFILM, Northern Banner

Breakthrough’s Anne MOW (pictured) secures a broadcast deal in Germany, plus more deals of the week.

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All eyes on digital ahead of Sprout’s Terrific Trucks debut

Breakthrough Entertainment coproduced the live-action series with the U.S. preschool net.

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Deals: Corus, eOne, MCE, Breakthrough

Corus Entertainment and the Cartoon Network ink a multi-year broadcast and merchandising deal, plus more deals of the week.

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Breakthrough’s ‘Anne’ picked up by PBS for U.S. broadcast

The Breakthrough Entertainment-produced MOW will air on the U.S. pubcaster in November.


How Breakthrough is breaking out in horror

Breakthrough Entertainment’s Peter Williamson delves into the strategy behind the Toronto prodco’s latest move into the horror feature-film genre.


CBC greenlights animated Atwood adaptation

Based on Margaret Atwood’s The Wide World of Wandering Wenda, the kids series will be produced by Breakthrough and PIP Animation.

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Shout! Factory picks up Black Fawn’s Bite

The film is part of an eight-picture deal between Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment.

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In brief: Industry awards, mid-season debuts, Anne bows in style

Sari Friedland wins 2016 Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award, The Magicians shoot returns to Vancouver, Canadian TV mid-season bows roll out.

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Deals: Bell Media, Proper Rights, Odyssey, Cineplex

Proper Rights has acquired the global distribution rights to two Cream Productions docs, plus more deals of the week. (Cream’s Justice For MLK pictured.)


Breakthrough inks three-pic deal with Reel Deal Guys

The Toronto producer and distributor also acquired the global distribution rights to RDG’s Adam’s Testament as part of the agreement.

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Copro Kirby Road a haunting venture

The Toronto-shot horror feature from Breakthrough Entertainment and L.A.-based 5’7 Films is the first of several in the works.