Hot Docs ’14: Hendrie takes the helm

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As the 21st edition of Hot Docs kicks off, executive director Brett Hendrie (pictured) talks about how he approached his first year in charge of North America’s largest doc festival.



Cameras roll on Final Exam

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The film, starring Shenae Grimes (pictured), Keegan Allen and Brett Dier, will shoot in the Hamilton, ON area.



Ric Esther Bienstock doc wins Edward R. Murrow Award

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Tales From the Organ Trade earned the prestigious award from the Overseas Press Club of America.



Shaw, Muse begin production on March to the Pole

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The High Arctic-set doc is set to air on History Canada later this year.



NSI names latest online short film fest winners

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The jury panel included James McNally, Kathleen Mullen and previous NSI prize winner Lindsay MacKay. (The Sandwich Nazi pictured)



Kid food critics get tough on new YTV series Cook’d

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Corus Entertainment’s YTV is set to bow Cook’d, a brand-new food competition show from Temple Street Productions.



ION takes U.S. off-network rights to Rookie Blue

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The deal comes before Global TV debuts the fifth season on May 19.



BroadbandTV strikes web content deal with FremantleMedia

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The Vancouver-based digital media company and MCN will source and monetize video clips for more than 200 FremantleMedia-produced shows.



Lineup for Niagara Integrated Film Festival unveiled

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Programmed by TIFF co-founder Bill Marshall, the new fest features two short films by the late Mordecai Richler (pictured) and Peter Sellers.



Fonda Snyder joins Rainmaker

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The former Disney Channel and Cookie Jar exec is named VP creative development and sales at the Vancouver-based animation studio.

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