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Bell Media teams up with Black executive producers to develop Black-focused bilingual anthology series


TORONTO — Bell Media announced today it is partnering with an all-Black executive production team to develop Festivale, what it calls Canada’s first bilingual anthology series by and about Black Canadians. The four executive producers collaborating on the six-part series are francophone executive producers Marie Ka (above, second from left) and Richard Jean-Baptiste (second from right) and anglophone executive producers Damon D’Oliveira (left) and Clement Virgo (right). D’Oliveira and Virgo are co-founders of the Black Screen Office (BSO) and Ka and Jean-Baptiste are BSO board members. Produced for Bell Media’s Crave, Festivale is a collaboration between Crave’s French and English...