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Netflix takes int’l rights for Yap Films’ Unabomber docuseries

The four-hour docuseries, commissioned by Reelz, arrives two years after the story of Ted Kaczynski was adapted as a scripted series by Discovery.

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Deals: Breakthrough, Portfolio, Yap Films

Breakthough reveals its factual and scripted sales ahead of MIPCOM, while Portfolio and Yap Films list new acquisitions and productions for the fall market.

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CMF awards $5.5M across 14 docs

Rezolution Pictures’ Red Fever and 90th Parallel’s Michelle Latimer-directed Inconvenient Indian are two of the projects to receive funding.

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Travelers, Giver win at Rockie Awards

Canadian projects took home eight awards from the annual Banff World Media Festival Program Competition.

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In Brief: WIDC winner; Canadians up for Independent Spirit Awards

Gloria Ui Young Kim won the annual Women in the Director’s Chair feature film prize, Stella Meghie’s Jean of the Joneses recognized, plus more news of the week.

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Yap Films helms Star Trek special for Discovery, Smithsonian

The two-hour special, Building Star Trek (pictured), will air this fall on Discovery Canada and Smithsonian channel in the U.S.

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NGCI goes for Cold Water Gold

National Geographic Channels International picks up the Paperny Entertainment series (airing as Cold Water Cowboys in Canada) in addition to two other Canadian coproduced specials.


Syfy greenlights magic series Close Up Kings

The reality series, which follows three sleight-of-hand artists as they travel the U.S., is a coproduction between London’s Zig Zag Productions and Toronto’s Yap Films. (From Realscreen)

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Cineflix Rights acquires series from Yap Films, Hive Content

Cineflix’s U.K. distribution arm has picked up Canadian prodco Yap Films’ Battle Factory and Hive Content’s Food, Booze & Tattoos (pictured).

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Discovery Canada gets set to Shred!

Discovery Canada is lining up a reality show (pictured) about the world of industrial shredders, commissioning Toronto’s Yap Films to make a 13-part series, featuring “shred whisperer” Lee Sage.


Discovery finds out Things You Need to Know

Channel exec Ann Harbron tells Playback about DiscoveryChannel.ca’s first original commission for the web.