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Barna’s Pier 21 Films creates factual division

Laszlo Barna's Toronto-based production shingle, Pier 21 Films, is launching a factual division with Janice Tufford of Tuff Productions.
November 3, 2011

Laszlo Barna’s Toronto-based production shingle, Pier 21 Films, is launching a factual division with Janice Tufford of Tuff Productions.

Barna, who left Entertainment One in January 2011 with a first-look deal in hand, aims at creating reality and documentary programming for Canadian and international markets.

Barna and Tufford earlier coproduced the theatrical documentary Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie, the CBC’s version of international format¬†Who Do You Think You Are?, Party Mamas for Slice, Outlaw Bikers for History Television and Mega Builders for Discovery.

Tufford will oversee Pier 21 Films’ factual division.

In 2008, Barna sold the former Barna Alper Productions to Entertainment One, becoming president of its TV division.

(From Playback Daily)

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