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Brett Burlock joins Cineflix Media

The longtime industry executive has been named SVP of scripted at the Montreal-based company.

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Ex-Brightlight exec Karyn Edwards joins Thunderbird Films

Edwards arrives at an expanding Vancouver-based indie producer after it acquired Reunion Pictures and formed a joint venture with Lionsgate and Sea to Sky Entertainment.

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CBC acquires Ascension from Lionsgate, Sea to Sky

The pubcaster jumps on the short-run series trend with the new sci-fi drama, set to air this fall. (Series co-star Tricia Helfer pictured.)


Syfy’s Ascension starts shooting in Montreal

The Tricia Helfer-starrer bound for the U.S. cable channel follows the acquisition of Canadian-made series like Bitten, Haven, Lost Girl and Continuum. (Helfer pictured)


Bell Media develops crime drama Sex, Lies and Handwriting

The procedural will shoot in Vancouver and also has backing from France’s TF1 and Prosiebensat.1 in Germany.


Sea to Sky Entertainment launches drama pilot competition

Sea to Sky, a joint venture between Lionsgate and Thunderbird Films, is pacting with U.K.’s Channel 4 and the New York TV Festival on a script development prize.

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Lumanity to turn Dennis Lehane short story into a movie

Robert Budreau’s (pictured) production shingle optioned Consumers, a story about a hitman who targets people in high finance.


Lionsgate, Germany’s Tandem pact on TV co-venture

As it continues to expand its TV business, the Vancouver mini-studio will develop and produce scripted dramas with the Munich-based entertainment company, the first of which is crime series Sex, Lies and Handwriting.

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Kevin Costner inks first-look TV deal with Sea to Sky Entertainment

The Hollywood actor’s production shingle, Treehouse Films, will develop and produce scripted programming for the joint venture between Lionsgate and Thunderbird Films.

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Thunderbird Films appoints Ivan Fecan as board chairman

The industry mogul comes on board the Vancouver-based indie, which also has 50-50 partnership Sea to Sky Studios with Lionsgate to produce TV series for international broadcast and cable networks.

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Brett Burlock to head up Toronto base for Sea to Sky Entertainment

The ex-CTV and Take 5 development head will bring a joint venture between Lionsgate and Thundebird Films closer to creating a full-service studio alternative for Canadian networks.

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Lionsgate’s Sea to Sky opening Toronto office

The indie studio’s 50-50 joint venture with Thunderbird Films will shortly announce an executive to head up the new office aimed at gauging the needs of Canadian broadcasters.