Toronto-based Portfolio Entertainment is serving as EP and distributor for a new mixed martial arts (MMA) series from New Brunswick-headquartered Hemmings House Pictures. Cubicle to the Cage (26 x 60-minutes) will showcase the efforts of a ‘regular joe’ to become a mixed martial arts fighter under the guidance of coach Peter Martel. The program received the 2010 Banff World Television Award for Best Short Pilot. Also in Portfolio news, the company has upped Julie Stall from head of animation to vice president of production. She will oversee Portfolio’s production slate in lifestyle, factual and children’s content, and will aid in expanding Portfolio’s relationship with producers around the world.
- Hot Docs ’17