Extra: “We Will Stand Up” gets CBC air date; Newen taps chief distribution officer

Tasha Hubbard doc to premiere on CBC strand Tasha Hubbard’s feature-length documentary nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up will have its broadcast debut on CBC ‘Docs POV’ Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The ...
February 4, 2020

Tasha Hubbard doc to premiere on CBC strand

Tasha Hubbard’s feature-length documentary nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up will have its broadcast debut on CBC ‘Docs POV’ Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The film (pictured), which held its world premiere at the 2019 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto, weaves a narrative encompassing Hubbard’s own adoption, the history of colonialism in the Canadian Prairies and a “vision of a future” where Indigenous children can “live safely on their homelands.”

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up has garnered awards from imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto; the Directors Guilt of Canada; Hot Docs; the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver; the Vancouver International Film Festival; and the Montreal International Documentary Festival, among others.

A co-production between Downstream Documentary Productions and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), the documentary is written, directed and produced by Hubbard. George Hupka, Jon Montes and NFB’s Bonnie Thompson are producers; Janice Dawe, Bizable Media’s Kathy Avrich-Johnson and NFB’s David Christensen are executive producers.

The film is produced in association with CBC Docs and APTN. It is distributed by the NFB.

Banijay Asia, Kamal Hassan, Tumeric Media partner

Banijay Asia is teaming with Turmeric Media Networks and Indian actor Kamal Hassan to created scripted and non-scripted cross-genre/platform content.

The partnership will see the three entities come together to create long- and short-form content across OTT and television.

“In less than two years, we have created content across genres which has been widely accepted by the viewers. With this partnership, we are confident we will be able to create material which will suffice demands and be appreciated by vast audiences,” Deepak Dhar, CEO and founder of Banijay Asia, said in a statement. “Along with the mainstream market, we would also like to target the regional base, creating ground-breaking titles for the masses.”

Rodolphe Buet to helm Newen Distribution

TF1 Group-owned Newen has appointed former Studiocanal executive Rodolphe Buet to chief distribution officer.

Buet will focus on bringing together the activities of Newen Distribution and TF1 Studio. The hire is intended to support Newen’s growth strategy, and the development of its European and international projects.

The executive will supervise Newen Distribution, led by Malika Abdellaoui, and the commercial activities of TF1 Studio, with international sales headed by Sabine Chemaly and French and francophone TV sales led by Coralie Chave.

He will also work closely with teams from Reel One, led by Tom Berry, and contribute to the development of programs produced by the group’s subsidiaries, with the financial backing from Anton Capital. Buet is also tasked with developing distribution activity with third-party producers.

Most recently president of international films at ON Animation, Buet had led the French and international distribution teams of groups such as Studiocanal and Global Road.

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