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June 2024


Netflix has unveiled the ensemble cast for BET, a new live action TV adaptation of the hit Japanese manga thriller Kakegurui from showrunner Simon Barry and Boat Rocker Media.

The live action series will be led by Miku Martineau, Ayo Solanke, Eve Edwards, Clara Alexandrova, Hunter Cardinal, Anwen O’Driscoll, Aviva Mongillo and Ryan Sutherland. The English language adaptation is set around an elite boarding school where everything, including the pecking order, is determined by underground gambling.

Production has started in Toronto. The thriller series is based in part on the Japanese manga series Kakegurui, which has streamed on Netflix.



The film tells the story of a passionate swim coach and dedicated father who must navigate the turbulent reality of houselessness when he is forced to live out of his van. Unseen is produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, the Canada Media Fund, the Province of New Brunswick and the Province of Nova Scotia.



The series is inspired by Raina’s life as a Punjabi Sikh millennial and online celebrity. The show follows burgeoning content creator Jasmeet Dutta as he tries to balance his ambitions for success with his commitment to his family, community and culture.

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Julián is the story of a boy who wants to be a mermaid. The wide-eyed Julián spends a summer of discovery in NYC with his Abuela. Nearly strangers, they brace themselves for tense conversations and new adventures. The colourful chaos of Abuela’s world, and the stories she tells him, awakens something within Julián… questions about who he is and who he could be. Julián’s journey will reach across the diaspora, from Brooklyn block to the depths of the ocean, in an intergenerational ebb and flow. Through Abuela’s world, Julián explores his identity, gender expression and the hidden heritage of his family.



Wordsville stars two child detectives on the hunt for missing words that are causing chaos in their town. Production is set to start in 2024 with Sinking Ship as the distributor.



“Davey & Jonesie’s Locker” hails from showrunner Evany Rosen (“New Eden,” “Baroness Von Sketch Show”) and follows two best friends, Davey and Jonesie, who feel “out of step with their peers and the banal backdrops of their high school existence.” When they discover their locker is actually a portal to a multiverse, they set off on new adventures. The joke? Those adventures entail alternate versions of their high school, with offbeat iterations of their classmates.

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The Office Movers

The series is based on Jae and Trey’s personal experience becoming first-time employees at their father’s office moving company. Jae tells Playback that they were approached by Bell Media to develop an original 30-minute comedy series for Crave. The two have worked with Bell Media since 2015 under their 4YE banner to create YouTube content, including the 2019 web series Judge Tyco. He says they quickly realized what story they wanted to tell with the longer-form episodes.

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Anne of Green Gables

Directed by the skillful hand of Megan Follows (Directors Guild Award winner) and featuring the voices of Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh, Emmy Award Winner Catherine O’Hara, and Emmy Award Winner Victor Garber, Anne Shirley’s (Emmy Award winner Michela Luci) adventures come to life in a fresh adaptation of a timeless tale. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Canada’s Prince Edward Island with the magic of an original score and immersive sound design.

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October 2023

Pillango Productions & Aircraft Pictures Wrap K-Pop Inspired Tween Dramedy Series ‘Gangnam Project‘ For CBC Kids & CBBC; Federation Launching At Mipcom & Mipjunior

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August 2023


We’re thrilled to have Jennica and Nelu on board for season three of Run the Burbs!


We loved casting this funny, brilliant series and can’t wait to see it on CBC in winter 2024!


Don’t Even is a hilarious and moving indigenous-led original comedy series coming soon to Crave!


We’re delighted to have cast Dino Dex, the latest series in the Dino franchise!


Casting this quirky, futuristic sci-fi comedy feature was such a blast!

March 2023 – SIMULANT
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We are proud to have cast this incredible project, Simulant hits Canadian theatres on April 7th and gets a release in the US on May 5th.

“If AI develops the ability to self-govern and create their own memories, at what point does their consciousness intersect with that of humanity?”

Presenting the first trailer for the new film, SIMULANT starring Simu Liu, Robbie Amell, Jordana Brewster, Sam Worthington, and Alicia Sanz. Directed by April Mullen in this prescient and dazzling sci-fi thriller out April 7th in select theatres across Canada.


February 2023 – SHELVED
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After casting this incredible comedy series, we cannot wait for “SHELVED” to premiere! Airing Mondays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV,, and the CTV app beginning March 6, get ready to laugh with the eclectic staff and eccentric patrons in the underfunded Jameson branch of the Metropolitan Public Library. Created and executive produced by Anthony Q. Farrell (THE OFFICE), the eight-episode single-camera workplace comedy follows the employees and patrons of the Jameson Branch of the Metropolitan Public Library –
– From Counterfeit Pictures, the series stars Lyndie Greenwood (THE EXPANSE), Chris Sandiford (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS), Dakota Ray Hebert (Run Woman Run), and Paul Braunstein (BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW).


Mistletoe Murders

We were thrilled to cast “Mistletoe Murders”-an Audible Original Drama Series created, written and directed by Ken Cuperus starring Cobie Smulders, Raymond Ablack and Anna Cathcart.

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CBC Gem has begun production on new Tween Murdoch Mysteries spinoff Macy Murdoch

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From a media release:

Shaftesbury announced today that production has begun on Macy Murdoch (8×11), a new tween series from CBC Gem that follows the adventures of Detective William Murdoch’s time-traveling great-great-great-granddaughter. The series is a spin-off from Shaftesbury and CBC’s long-running hit drama Murdoch Mysteries, based on novels by Maureen Jennings. The series is currently filming in Toronto and will debut on CBC Gem in Spring 2023.

Sixteen-year-old Macy is a forensic prodigy who, with the help of her two friends, Zane and Billie, uncovers a centuries-old mystery. When a villain uses a time machine to frame the famous Edwardian-era detective William Murdoch for murder, Macy and her friends travel back in time to find the true culprit of the crime. Not only do the teens try to solve a difficult case, but the trio go undercover trying to solve a mystery set in 1910 without the help of modern technology.

Macy Murdoch captures the playful, mysterious spirit of Murdoch Mysteries with Canadian Film Award winner Shailyn Pierre-Dixon (Pretty Hard Cases, The Book of Negroes), who co-directs the series with Beau Han Bridge, who plays Zane, and Raffa Virago billy The series will have a special guest appearance by Spencer West, while Shanice Banton (“Mrs. Violet Hart”) and Lachlan Murdoch (“Constable Henry Higgins-Newsome”) from the hit CBC series will appear as guides on the series to young detectives help clear Murdoch of a crime he did not commit.

The digital series is directed by Laurie Lynd and showrunners are Jennifer Kassabian and Robina Lord-Stafford. The series was originally developed by JP Larocque and Jessica Meya. At CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports; Marie McCann is Senior Director, Children’s Content, CBC Kids; and Lisa Cinelli is responsible for production, children’s and youth programming.

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January 5, 2022 – RUN THE BURBS

We are so excited to laugh along with all of you in this new series we cast!

Catch the first episode on Wednesday, January 5 at 8:30 p.m. (9:00 p.m. NT) on CBC and CBC Gem.
Created by comedian, writer and actor Andrew Phung (Kim’s Convenience) and his best friend and collaborator, filmmaker Scott Townend (The Secret Marathon), RUN THE BURBS follows the Phams, a young, bold Vietnamese-South Asian-Canadian family taking a different approach to living life to the fullest, while changing the way we think about contemporary family values and life in the burbs.

Phung executive produces, writes, and stars in the series as stay-at-home dad Andrew Pham, living and loving with his entrepreneurial, executive wife and two kids. Joining Phung on screen forming the balance of the Pham family are actor and comedian Rakhee Morzaria (Note to Self, Private Eyes) as Andrew’s wife Camille Pham; and rising young stars Zoriah Wong (Nancy Drew) and Roman Pesino (Odd Squad) as their children Khia and Leo Pham.

The Pham fam are joined in the burbs by a cast of friends, family, and neighbours played by an illustrious roster of Canadian talent including Ali Hassan (Laugh Out Loud) as Camille’s father Ramesh, YouTube sensation Julie Nolke (Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self) as Camille’s best friend Sam, Jonathan Langdon (Utopia Falls) as next door neighbour Hudson, Simone Miller (Detention Adventure) as Hudson’s daughter Mannix, Samantha Wan (Second Jen) as local bubble tea café owner Cathy, Candy Palmater (The Candy Show) as neighbour Candy, comedian Chris Locke (Workin’ Moms, Mr. D) as neighbour Sebastian, and Baroness von Sketch Show’s Aurora Browne as neighbourhood permit assassin Barb.

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October 29, 2021 – Overlord and the Underwoods on CBC Gem

The Underwoods, a normal, good-hearted family, have their lives thrown off kilter when the 2nd most wanted bad guy in the galaxy moves in with them under witness protection. It’s like Alf, if Alf destroyed a bunch of solar systems and brought whole planets to their knees.

Watch on CBC Gem October 29th!

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Rhea (Avantika Vandanapu), is an Indian American teen who discovers her passion for creating DJ mixes that blend the rich textures of her South Asian culture and the world around her. Her life revolves around her eclectic group of friends, Molly, Watson and Ginger, her after-school coding club, her family’s Indian restaurant, and her tight-knit, multi-generational family. Everything changes when she falls for aspiring DJ Max and her long lost fervor for music is re-ignited. Rhea discovers that she has a natural gift for creating beats and producing music, but must find the courage to follow her true inner talent.

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