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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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Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek scribes win WGC awards

The Writers Guild also presented awards to writers behind A Christmas Horror Story, Some Assembly Required and others at Monday’s ceremony.

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New Metric, Rogers ink development deal for crime thriller

The Toronto prodco optioned the rights for the non-fiction book based on mafia boss Vito Rizzuto.

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Showtime takes Michael Konyves’ Schwarzenegger-backed pilot

Pump, a drama about the early days of body-building, is the result of a deal Konyves has with The Tannenbaum Co. and CBS TV Studios (Konyves pictured).

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Barney’s Version collects Telefilm’s Golden Box Office award

The top-grossing feature’s creative team were on hand for the tribute in Toronto Thursday.

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Canada Screenwriting Awards honors scribes

Canadian screenwriters were a joyous lot Monday night at their Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards, having just snagged much-needed new work from private broadcasters through the new CRTC 2010 TV Policy.