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Bob Higgins takes lead of kids and family unit at Boat Rocker

The company has also folded its kid-focused subsidiary Radical Sheep into the kids and family division.

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Boat Rocker hires former Mattel marketer

Veteran brand marketer Kate Schlomann will oversee Boat Rocker’s licensing, brand and content marketing initiatives in the New York-based post.

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Boat Rocker combines content and rights teams under Studios banner

The newly merged division will be headed up by Jon Rutherford, who has been promoted to managing director of the Studios division.


Boat Rocker inks copro pact with Mobius.Lab

The Toronto company will jointly develop, finance and distribute a slate of 10 series for international markets.

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Boat Rocker Rights hires Jessica Watson

Coming from eOne, Watson (pictured) will manage the company’s global sales and acquisitions.

Gia DeLaney

Boat Rocker Media names new sales VP

Prior to joining Boat Rocker, Gia DeLaney (pictured) held positions at American Greetings Entertainment and Reed Midem.


Temple Street invests in Industrial Brothers

Temple Street Productions has taken a minority interest in the Toronto-based content and animation studio.

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Tricon secures int’l sales, distribution for Sensitive Skin

Ahead of the series second season, the show has premiered in the U.S. on iTunes and has been sold into other territories.


Jon Rutherford to lead Temple Street’s new distribution arm

The former Tricon exec becomes president of distribution at Temple Street, which also announced it has inked a worldwide content deal with Netflix for Lost & Found Music Studios.


Jon Rutherford to depart Tricon

Rutherford (pictured) is to leave the company at the end of the week for an undisclosed new opportunity, while Karthiga Ratnasabapathy receives a promotion.

Frank Saperstein

Tricon hires Frank Saperstein for kids & family division

The former eOne exec will spearhead a charge into animation and scripted programming after a focus on reality and event series.


Tricon to distribute AMC’s The Divide internationally

The deal builds on an existing relationship the Toronto-based producer and distributor has with AMC for its IFC original programming.