Frantic Films

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After Kew: takeaways from a turbulent, career-defining time

In part two, prodco heads discuss how the shutdown affected them, forging ahead in a world without production, optimism for the future and takeaways from their years under KMG.

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After Kew: how four prodcos are weathering back-to-back crises

For the first time since the collapse of Kew Media Group, principals at Frantic Films, Media Headquarters, Nikki Ray Media and BGM discuss sprinting to save their companies, projects and reputations, only for the COVID-19 pandemic to upend their plans.

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Baroness von Sketch Show to end after five seasons

The CBC sketch comedy stars and co-creators released a joint statement on the decision to end the series with its fifth and final season, set to air this fall.

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Deals: Abacus Media Rights, D360, MCE

Jonathan Ford’s new company with Amcomri Media Group picks up the rights to two series from Frantic Films, while D360 strikes deals with two Canadian producers, and more.

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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.