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WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014

Gallery: WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014

This year’s honorees were presented with their awards at a gala luncheon held in Toronto on Dec. 2.

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CBC taps Jenna Bourdeau to lead acquisitions

The former Proper Rights exec will report to GM Sally Catto.

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Anne Dorval to receive WIFT-T Crystal Award

Dorval will be honoured with the international achievement award at a gala in Toronto on Dec. 2.

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Catto, Bowlby to be honoured by WIFT-T

CBC’s Sally Catto (pictured) and Insight’s Barbara Bowlby are among this year’s Crystal Award winners.

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Sally Catto named GM, programming at CBC

The scripted boss takes over the GM position, overseeing the pubcaster’s overall programming portfolio.

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CBC upfront: hellos, goodbyes and ‘new directions’

The pubcaster unveils its fall lineup amidst its ongoing budget crisis, revealing the end of Doyle, a new comedy portal and details on two of its new one-hour dramas.

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CBC cancels Cracked, Arctic Air

As the CBC faces the pending loss of NHL game revenues, it is seeking a new “balance of programming” Sally Catto, CBC’s head of scripted, tells Playback.

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SCTV alums Levy and O’Hara to star in CBC comedy

The series is the first major television project for Eugene and Dan Levy’s production company, Not A Real Company Productions Inc. (Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara pictured)

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How to pitch to the CBC: part two

A Q&A with CBC scripted programming boss Sally Catto on how to pitch the pubcaster on scripted fare.

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How to pitch to the CBC: part one

Execs from the public broadcaster’s unscripted and radio divisions discussed what makes an idea stand out from the pile during a CBC Live panel (pictured) Wednesday.

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CBC’s Sally Catto on scripted division restructure

The executive director of commissioned and scripted programming (pictured) talks to Playback about how the division’s reorganization will affect indie producers.

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CBC restructures scripted primetime division (again)

Under executive director Sally Catto (pictured), the division is again being split by genre, with two internal hires replacing outgoing department head Jenny Hacker.