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Shaftesbury teams with Laura Vandervoort on new girls’ series

The Toronto-based indie producer and distributor has joined forces with the actor, writer and producer (Bitten, Smallville) on Super Duper Deelia, a new half-hour live-action series aimed at girls six to 12.

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Joanna Webb joins Shaftesbury as SVP content strategy

The former CTV and Corus programming exec (pictured) will work with senior management to align content strategies across the company’s divisions, including factual, kids and digital media in the newly created role.

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Shaftesbury acquires Boland web series, rolls cam on choir doc

The prodco and distributor is shopping actor Katie Boland’s Long Story, Short (pictured) and one-hour TVO doc Unsung in Cannes this week.

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Shaftesbury sells Good God to Australia’s The Comedy Channel

The 10-part sitcom about a neurotic, left-leaning TV producer will debut down under on Mar. 27 after launching on The Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada in April 2012.

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Canadian TV scribe Peter Mohan inks overall deal with Shaftesbury

The deal is the latest by Canadian producers and broadcasters prizing homegrown screenwriters with Hollywood experience as they make and air TV series that sell into the U.S. and world market.

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CTV flicks a digital Switch

The six ep digital series, a spin-off from the The Listener, will act as an extension to the primetime drama.

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Shaftesbury announces $30,000 sponsorship of ESA film program

The Toronto-based producer and distribution house has also launched the inaugural Shaftesbury Student Filmmaker Awards, which were handed out last week.

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MIPTV 2012: From Spain with Love finds Asia-Pacific buyers

The first production from Shaftesbury’s factual division was sold at MIPTV to networks including XYZnetworks’ LifeStyle Food channel in Australia, Food Television in New Zealand and Asian Food Channel in Southeast Asia.

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Shaftesbury Films shooting National Ballet documentary for the CBC

Romeos & Juliets from writer/director/producer Moze Mossanen is timed to coincide with the cultural institution’s 60th anniversary.

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CBC picks up Murdoch Mysteries for a sixth season

It’s back! The popular detective show will move from its previous home on Citytv to a new home on CBC in 2012.

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Industry vets to receive Gemini bling

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has unveiled its list of special award winners, which includes Shafesbury’s Christina Jennings.

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Shaftesbury wraps production on first factual series

The producer/distributor’s first factual series From Spain with Love: With Annie Sibonney will premiere on Food Network Canada and Cooking Channel in the U.S. this spring.