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CBC announces first-ever podcast to TV development slate

From a media release:

CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, today announced its first-ever development slate of podcast-to-television series that will see five popular, original CBC Podcasts adapted for the screen. These initial projects include: David Ridgen’s SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING (First Generation Films, scripted); UNCOVER: THE VILLAGE (Noble Entertainment, documentary); PERSONAL BEST (3Arts Entertainment, unscripted); TAI ASKS WHY (Irwin Entertainment, unscripted); and, ALONE: A LOVE STORY (Sienna Films, scripted). The announcement was made at Podcast Movement 2019 in Orlando, Florida, the largest podcast gathering in the world.

CBC’s first foray into the adaptation of podcasts for television includes five acclaimed podcast titles with wide ranging subject matter, from drama and true crime, to humour and life’s greatest questions:

SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING

● In development for a scripted series with First Generation Films. CBC’s most-downloaded original title, SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING with host David Ridgen examines unsolved cases of missing or murdered individuals, in hopes of uncovering new information, while also exploring how the cases have affected the families and communities involved.

UNCOVER: THE VILLAGE

● In development for an unscripted, documentary series with Noble Television. The true crime podcast, the third in the Uncover series, explores two waves of unsolved murders in Toronto’s Gay Village, 40 years apart, following the arrest of Bruce McArthur in January 2018.

PERSONAL BEST

● In development with 3Arts Entertainment for an unscripted series. The humorous, internationally acclaimed podcast helps ordinary people work through the little things they’d never bring to a life coach and celebrates small ambitions, half-wins, and getting less bad at things. From kicking a snooze button addiction to being less awkward around cashiers, Personal Best aims to be a self-improvement sidekick.

TAI ASKS WHY

● In development with Irwin Entertainment for an unscripted series. The award-winning podcast looks for answers to life’s biggest questions from the perspective of an exceptional 12-year-old through conversations with everyone from NASA experts to his own little brother in order to expand the minds of the audience and touch their hearts.

ALONE: A LOVE STORY

● In development with Sienna Films for a scripted series. This acclaimed podcast is a memoir about love, marriage and life after betrayal, telling raw truths about life post-divorce, dating and the maddening uncertainties of life and love.

CBC is Canada’s Public Podcaster, reaching more Canadians than any other podcast publisher. With more than 20 series in genres including investigative reporting and true crime, comedy, human interest and audio fiction, CBC podcasts are downloaded millions of times per month.

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TV Eh B Cs Podcast 87 — In the director’s chair with Jordan Canning

Jordan Canning was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She has been exposed to the world of filmmaking from a very young age through her mother who worked as a production designer.

Her television credits include directing all 23 episodes of the CTV digital series Space Riders: Division Earth. The show won the 2014 Canadian Screen Award for Best Digital Series and four Canadian Comedy Awards, including Best Director. She has also directed on multiple TV series, including hour-long dramas—Saving Hope (CTV/NBC), The Detail (CTV), Burden of Truth (CBC/CW)—and half-hour comedies Baroness Von Sketch Show (CBC/IFC), Schitt’s Creek (CBC/PopTV/Netflix), This Hour Has 22 Minutes (CBC) and Little Dog (CBC).

Her first feature, We Were Wolves, premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Her second feature, Suck It Up, premiered at Slamdance 2017 and won Best Feature Film at the 2017 B3 Frankfurt Biennale. Her third feature, an omnibus film called Ordinary Days, won Best Director at the 2018 Canadian Film Festival.

Coming up next, Jordan’s work can be seen in Season 4 of Baroness Von Sketch Show (CBC/IFC), the brand-new show Nurses (Global) and the upcoming season of the hit comedy television series Schitt’s Creek (CBC/PopTV/Netflix).

Image courtesy of Shlomi Amiga.

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TV Eh B Cs podcast 86 — Making it right with Mike Holmes Jr.

Mike Holmes Jr. is a professional contractor, television host, public speaker, educator and guest expert. Mike Jr. started working with his father—celebrity contractor Mike Holmes—when he was just 14 years old on the set of Holmes on Homes®. Canadians have watched Mike Jr. grow up on screen over the years as he has helped his father on some of his most ambitious builds including Holmes in New Orleans, Holmes Makes It Right, Mike’s Ultimate Garage and Holmes + Holmes.

Having inherited Mike’s dependability, honesty, loyalty and determination, Mike Jr. supports the importance of upholding proper building code and improving building standards across the board. He also supports the skilled trades by helping build respect for the people at the forefront of the world’s leading industries.

Season 2 of Holmes+Holmes airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on HGTV Canada.

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TV Eh B Cs podcast 85 — Documenting real life with Geoff Morrison

Geoff Morrison is a Toronto-based producer, writer and director, and founder of Big Cedar Films. Working across platforms in fiction, documentary and interactive media, Geoff’s work has screened at festivals and venues around the world including the Berlinale, TIFF, SXSW, BAFICI, Hot Docs, and the MoMA in New York. Recent projects include the CBC doc series, Farm Crime and Brand Canada, and hour-long mystery doc, The Missing Tourist. Past projects include the Banff Award-winning doc, Northwords, and Genie and Gemini Award-winning multi-platform doc series, The National Parks Project.

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TV Eh B Cs podcast 84 — Getting real with Jessica Nahmias

At just 32, Jessica Nahmias is a successful, respected unscripted TV producer who has worked steadily in L.A. and Toronto since she graduated from grad school in 2009.

She originally envisioned herself as an entertainment news reporter, but after a few chance opportunities, she ended up behind the scenes and has made a name for herself working on a list of high-profile reality television shows.

Her CV reads like a reality television lover’s dream: producer on The Bachelor; The Bachelorette; Bachelor in Paradise; Love at First Kiss, the TLC show where strangers kissed with the hope of finding lasting romance; and Yours, Mine or Ours, the Bravo (U.S.) series where cameras follow couples moving in together. Most recently, she is working on Where to I Do?, for Gusto, a series that focuses on helping couples find their perfect wedding venue. On this show, she’s a triple threat as series producer (showrunner), director and overseeing story in post-production. Season 1 is re-airing beginning in July, and Season 2 is now in production.

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