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Melissa Williamson joins Saloon Media as SVP, scripted content

The former Pier 21 Films president will be tasked with leading Saloon’s entry to the scripted market.


How ‘bizarre serendipity’ brought Dan Aykroyd to Hotel Paranormal

Inside the making of Blue Ant and Saloon’s new paranormal series, which, after landing its star performer, weathered COVID challenges to reach the finish line ahead of its May 15 premiere.

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Nick Crowe joins Saloon Media

The former Shaw Media executive will focus on developing new factual entertainment series and specials for the global market.

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Blue Ant acquires Saloon Media

The deal will see both companies expand their focus in the factual-drama space, capitalizing on Saloon’s global partnerships and contributing to Blue Ant’s growing network of prodcos.


Slice, ID prepare to See No Evil

U.S. net Investigation Discovery and Shaw’s Slice have commissioned six-part crime doc series See No Evil, which examines murders solved using closed-circuit television footage.


Three veteran producers board Saloon Media

Michael Kot (pictured) has bolstered his executive ranks as the indie producer’s first project, Handsome Devils, an international coproduction with BriteSpark Films, heads to market.


Slice and Investigation Discovery acquire Handsome Devils

The docu-drama crime series is the first commission for Saloon Media and UK partner BriteSpark Films.


Michael Kot leaving eOne, launching Saloon Media

The eOne Television senior VP of factual entertainment (pictured) is launching a new TV production venture that will focus on factual entertainment for world markets.


eOne teams with U.K.’s Raw TV for Dangerous Persuasions

eOne factual topper Michael Kot (pictured) says the series producers and broadcasters are confident the copro will be an audience-pleaser.


Noreen Halpern headed for the exit at Entertainment One Television

The former president of dramatic programming at the Canadian producer getting set to leave the company after a brief transition has prompted speculation about her successor.

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eOne and Impossible team up for WW II doc series

Indie producer Entertainment One and British production partner Impossible Pictures have teamed up to make the six-part Second World War doc series The Last War Heroes.


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.