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Bell Fund launches four pilot programs

The changes come after the fund retired a number of its programs last month following the CRTC’s revised policy framework for Certified Independent Production Funds.

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Joan Lambur exits Breakthrough, launches new prodco

Toronto-based Lambur Productions aims to be a new major player in children’s and family programming, with prodco Sinking Ship on board as an investor.

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Mercury Filmworks promotes key execs

Chantal Ling has been upped to VP, original series and coproductions, while Jefferson Allen is now VP studio operations.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 15 to 21, 2017

Long Time Running is at #1, with De pere en flic 2 at #2 and Et au pire, on se mariera at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 15 to 21, 2017

It tops the chart, followed by American Assassin at #2 and Mother! at #3.

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Indigenous voices on the rise: Ryan McMahon

The Anishinaabe comedian, writer and podcaster on how scripted Indigenous stories can find traction with mainstream audiences.

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Atomic Cartoons options The Last Kids on Earth

The Thunderbird Entertainment-owned animation studio is developing the series of kids books for television.

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Hochelaga is Canada’s foreign-language Oscar pick

The latest feature from Francois Girard world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Cineflix, Talesmith partner on T-Rex doc

The one-hour special was jointly commissioned by BBC, CBC and France Televisions.

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Canadians bask in Handmaid’s Tale Emmy afterglow

Producers on the series reflect on a wild week that saw the Margaret Atwood story make Emmy history just as production started on season two.

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Rick Mercer Report to end after 15th season

The final season premieres on CBC tomorrow.

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Marni Shulman lands at Wow Unlimited

The addition of the former shomi exec is Wow’s second C-suite hire of the month.

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Indigenous voices on the rise: Trevor Mack

With a second TIFF premiere under his belt, the Grandmother director is spying a move to TV.

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Deals: Portfolio, Quebecor, OUTtv

Portfolio Entertainment has signed its first deal with Chinese VOD iQiYi, Quebecor Content picks up five series for Club illico, plus more deals.

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Brigitte Vincent joins Groupe V Media

The former programming exec at Corus begins her new role in October.