Breakthrough Entertainment has secured a relationship with the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority Inc. to globally represent merchandising interests related to their new Anne of Green Gables film franchise. L.M. Montgomery’s granddaughter Kate Macdonald Butler manages the family owned company, Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc., which authorized and endorsed the new Breakthrough film adaptations of Anne of Green Gables. Through her partnership with Breakthrough Entertainment, Macdonald Butler serves as Executive Producer on the rebooted film series. The deal enables Breakthrough to license merchandise related to their Anne of Green Gables films and to support the Anne of Green Gables brand. The 1st film is broadcast through YTV in Canada, PBS in the United States, ITV in the UK, and ARD in Germany, and has had a theatrical release in Australia and New Zealand. The entertainment studio has firmed a production deal with Corus Entertainment’s YTV for the 2nd and 3rd instalments of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Ella Ballentine (Anne Shirley), Martin Sheen (Matthew) and Sara Botsford (Marilla) return for the sequels along with director, John Kent Harrison.