Incendo and Zone3 join forces

Producers to create English-speaking show for broadcasters

TORONTO -- Incendo Media has pacted with fellow Canadian TV producer Zone3 to create a show for broadcasters in English-speaking Canada.

The move follows Zone3, a major French-language Quebec TV producer, launching an English-language production arm led by executive producers Isabelle-Anouk Bourduas and Michael Kronish, and Incendo Media hiring former Lifetime executive Libby Beers to launch the Canadian TV movie producer into the one-hour drama business, via a Los Angeles office.

Montreal-based Incendo is also Canada's largest TV distribution company, thanks to a joint venture with Twentieth Century Fox -- Fox/Incendo Television Distribution.

And the Canadian distributor last week became the Quebec theatrical distributor for Paramount Pictures, taking over from Robert Montplaisir after his retirement at the end of 2009.