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Link: The Jim Henson Company boards fantasy drama ‘Knights of Panterra’

From Etan Vlessing of The Hollywood Reporter:

Link: The Jim Henson Company boards fantasy drama ‘Knights of Panterra’
The Jim Henson Company, the puppet-based production house behind Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, has come on board Knights of Panterra, a Canadian live-action series based on the Dino Knights kids books by Jeff Norton. Continue reading. 

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Link: ‘Ghost Wars’ is nail-biting entertainment for a scary world

From Sabrina Furminger of YVR Screen Scene:

Link: ‘Ghost Wars’ is nail-biting entertainment for a scary world
“We’re tapping into that idea that everyone has their own agenda, and everyone has their own dogma, and so because our show revolves around characters who each have a discipline either in science or religion or the paranormal or just straight-up practical humanism, we get to see a microcosm of the world’s relationship with the truth.” Continue reading.

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Link: Syfy lands ‘Ghost Wars’ drama starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Kim Coates

From Lesley Goldberg of The Hollywood Reporter:

Link: Syfy lands ‘Ghost Wars’ drama starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Kim Coates
Syfy is adding another acquisition to its scripted offerings.

The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has acquired 13-episode drama series Ghost Wars from Nomadic Pictures, with Simon Barry (Van Helsing) as showrunner and starring Vincent D’Onofrio and Kim Coates.

The drama, set in an Alaskan town overrun by paranormal forces, will premiere in the U.S. on Syfy and elsewhere globally on Netflix. Continue reading.

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Link: New funding rules for Canadian television draw ire

From Ian Bailey of The Globe and Mail:

Link: New funding rules for Canadian television draw ire
If new funding rules for the production of Canadian television were in place years ago, Simon Barry fears he wouldn’t have kept his job as executive producer on his made-in-Vancouver TV series Continuum, which ran for four seasons before ending last year.

“I would have been replaced immediately,” said Mr. Barry, now working in Vancouver on the series Van Helsing. “They would have said, ‘We’re going to spend all this money on a big sci-fi show with a big cast and it’s ambitious. We shouldn’t trust this to the guy who created it just because he’s Canadian.’” Continue reading.

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