'Cock'd Gunns' picked up by Hulu

Thunderbird unveils plans to shoot 'Mr. Young' sitcom

TORONTO -- The Canadian rockumentary "Cock'd Gunns" from Tricon Films & Television has been picked up by the U.S. online video service Hulu.

The distribution deal will see Tricon and Hulu split the ad earnings 50-50 on a Canuck series originally produced for the IFC cable channel in Canada, and which later aired on the Showcase drama channel.

"Cock'd Gunns," created by skit comedy writers Brooks Gray, Leo Scherman, Morgan Waters and Andy King, portrays a fictional rock band pursuing elusive stardom.

Also Tuesday, indie producer Thunderbird Films unveiled plans to shoot the multicamera sitcom "Mr. Young" in Vancouver for the YTV cable channel.

Created by Dan Signer ("The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"), the comedy will start shooting in front of a live audience in October, with a spring 2011 debut on YTV.

Howard Nemetz will show-run "Mr. Young," with Adam Weissman directing.

There has been no word on casting.

Nelvana Enterprises will distribute "Mr. Young" internationally, while it shares the U.S. distribution rights with Thunderbird.
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