TV

Peter Williamson

Peter Williamson exits Breakthrough Entertainment

The company’s co-founder and executive producer is stepping down as part of a management buyout, with Michael McGuigan and Nat Abraham taking control of the producer/distributor.

The Grizzlies

Miranda de Pencier, Kari Skogland win DGC Awards

The Grizzlies director walked away with the DGC’s Feature Film award, while Skogland won the drama series prize for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale.

pinewood1

Pinewood Toronto ‘ignites’ expansion plans

New sound stages are set to open a year from now, extending the facility’s capacity to around 525,000 square feet.

shutterstock_tv_money

TV revenues steady for Corus in Q4

President and CEO Doug Murphy said Corus will continue to expand its slate of TV IP, with 11 Studios’ series set to launch in fiscal 2019.

Jonathan Bronfman

Jonathan Bronfman, Lon Molnar launch VFX studio

The new company, Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies (MARZ), will focus on high-end TV projects and is currently working on HBO’s Watchmen and Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy.

100 Days to Victory

365 days to ’100 Days to Victory’

BGM founder Julie Bristow explains how the premium WWI docudrama went from start to the MIPCOM finish line in just over a year.

Beth Iley

New Metric expands development team

Beth Iley (pictured) will source and develop dramatic TV projects alongside the company’s VP of development Caroline Habib.

The Most Magnificent Thing

In brief: Whoopi Goldberg to narrate Nelvana animated short film

Plus: Jim Henson Company boards Omnifilm and Reality Distortion Field’s Knights of Panterra, IMAX names a new president, and more.

JonathanandDrewScott_HGTV

Scott Brothers get into scripted

The Property Brothers will exec produce a single-camera comedy, based on their memoir, which is currently in development with Fox.

Hamilton

Channel Zero finds new HQ for CHCH-TV

Renovation and construction on the new site in Hamilton will begin in 2019, with the finished building set to be operational by spring of 2021.

handshake 4

MIPCOM deals: Blue Ant, Kew, Cineflix Rights

Blue Ant International sells more than 60 hours of content to China’s CCTV, Cineflix Rights licenses 330 hours of content across Europe, plus more.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 1 to 7, 2018

The Big Bang Theory leads the list, followed by Young Sheldon coming in at #2 and The Good Doctor landing at #3.