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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.

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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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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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Rick Roberts and Sook-Yin Lee jump on board Jack Layton biopic

Smilin’ Jack: The Jack Layton Story is now shooting in Winnipeg for the CBC, with Wendy Crewson and Erin Karpluk rounding out the ensemble cast (Lee pictured here).

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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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Don Cherry sequel entering production

The cameras start rolling in Winnipeg for Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Sequel.