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Williamson, Butler upped at Pier 21 as Barna steps back

Founder Laszlo Barna will step back from the company’s day-to-day operations, while the prodco also unveiled in-development dramas with Michael Konyves and Sandra Chwialkowska.

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The Genre Report: Talking slapstick and space

In part two of Playback’s series, creatives and broadcasters behind hit Canadian comedies and sci-fi series delve into selling internationally, serialization and SVODs.

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Bill Lundy joins Pier 21

The former production executive for comedy series at Bell Media has been tapped to lead the prodco’s development team.

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Cameras rolling on The Beaverton

The 13-episode first season of the show will premiere on The Comedy Network in November.

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eOne renews first-look deal with Pier 21 Films

The new two-year deal comes as the indie producer is ramping up its drama and feature film development. (Laszlo Barna pictured)

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Laszlo Barna developing Jack Layton biopic for the CBC

Shelley Erikson is penning a script for a possible TV movie based on the life of the former NDP leader who died earlier this year.

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Laszlo Barna launches factual division at Pier 21 Films

The veteran producer is partnering with Janice Tufford of Tuff Productions, after earlier collaborations like Party Mamas and Outlaw Bikers.

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eOne announces departure of television president Laszlo Barna

Entertainment One TV topper Laszlo Barna is leaving the mini-studio to once again run his own production shingle, Pier 21 Films, with a first-look agreement with eOne in hand.

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Belleville brothers comedy for Showcase

The cameras have started rolling on a Showcase single camera family comedy from brothers Ryan and Jason Belleville.

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eOne names Kot SVP factual

eOne has named Michael Kot as the new senior vice president of factual entertainment in the company’s television division.