Frantic Films

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Making sense of a crisis: industry assesses ‘epic’ impact of pandemic

An on-the-ground look at the productions affected by the COVID-19 situation, as well as its impact on Canadian networks, development and long-term sector growth.

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Kew Media’s senior lenders demand repayment

Truist Bank has given Kew a 10-day notice period after which it says it may take further steps.

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Baroness Von Sketch wins best comedy at Rose d’Or awards

The Frantic Films-produced sketch comedy fended off stiff international competition to claim the coveted prize.

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Baroness von Sketch Show starts fifth set

This latest batch of episodes will see Vivieno Caldinelli (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Joyce Wong (Wexford Plaza) serve as directors.

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More investment needed to stimulate Canada’s formats biz

Factual execs gathered at Content Canada to discuss the health of the domestic formats business and explore ways to nurture more export-ready hit formats.

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Baronesses to keep laughing on CBC

Baroness von Sketch Show will get a fourth season on the pubcaster and on IFC in the U.S.

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Feature-length musical Strike! set to film in Winnipeg

Cameras are scheduled to roll on the production next week, with Robert Adetuyi set to direct.

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Corus renews eight unscripted series

The renewals include Frantic Films’ Backyard Builds, Great Pacific Media’s Worst to First and Cineflix’s Property Brothers.

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MIPTV Deals: Connect3, Kew Media, Corus Studios, Blue Ant

Cineflix Media subsidiary Connect3 has struck two format deals out of the festival, Kew Media sells BGM’s Haunted Hospitals, plus more.

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CBC’s Format Incubator returns for third edition

The pubcaster also announced that its first two incubator projects The Stats of Life and Under New Management (pictured) have been renewed.

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Frantic Films names new VP factual development

The Baroness Von Sketch Show prodco has promoted Courtney Hicks to the role.

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Cineflix Media adds new VP development

Former Frantic Films exec Bernard Periatambee joins the company’s Toronto office.