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Rainmaker, Shaftesbury terminate acquisition agreement

The two companies signed a proposal in September that would have seen Rainmaker acquire all shares of Shaftesbury.

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Fall on Your Knees adaptation in development

The award-winning book is being developed by Shaftesbury and Sharon Mustos’ TeamSharon.biz for a Canadian broadcaster.

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Shaftesbury inks VOD deal with MoMedia

The agreement with the VOD content management company covers five English speaking territories. (Life With Derek pictured.)

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Best of the Year: Smokebomb Entertainment

This digitally focused prodco’s revamped strategy came to life in 2015, as it worked with brands to target millennial female audiences.

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Best of the Year: Murdoch Mysteries

Almost retired at 65 (episodes), but now in the prime of life, Shaftesbury’s globe-trotting Canadian success story is Playback‘s TV Show of the Year.

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Houdini & Doyle shoot travels to Toronto

Head of Shaftesbury U.S. and executive producer Maggie Murphy on moving the drama’s production from the U.K. to Canada. (Location Casa Loma pictured.)

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Rainmaker revenues up for Q3

The Vancouver-based animation studio reported a 45% increase in revenue compared to the same quarter of 2014.

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Smokebomb builds out exec ranks with new hire

Jay Bennett hires Ted Biggs to lead convergent and tech-focused projects at the digital division of Shaftesbury.

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Shaftesbury appoints Jay Bennett to new post

Bennett becomes the prodco’s SVP creative and innovation, while continuing to oversee Shaftesbury’s digital studio Smokebomb Entertainment.

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Shaftesbury and Rainmaker’s proposed $20M tie-up

Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings on why the proposed acquisition – which would see both companies continue to operate independently – makes sense for the company she founded in 1987.

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Programming profile: The ‘Super’ strategy

From Playback magazine: Super Channel’s Julie Di Cresce discusses the channel’s newest original programming and what it’s looking for next.

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Smokebomb, Cotton Incorporated say I Do with new show

The scripted lifestyle series, which focuses on non-traditional weddings, will launch on Smokebomb and shift2′s new YouTube channel Union & Ace.