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Yeti Farm Creative taps Jay Surridge as partner

The animator and director behind Spaceballs: The Animated Series joins the Kelowna, B.C. company as director and executive in charge of development.

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How Tyson Caron landed in the director’s chair

Lovesick, backed by eOne and Telefilm, debuts at the Whistler Film Festival today.

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Deals: A71, IndieCan, Blue Ant, Motion 58

Deals heat up at the Whistler Film Festival, Blue Ant sells more than 500 hours of content across Asia-Pacific, plus more from Raven Banner, Nelvana and Sinking Ship.

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Cancon undervalued in int’l markets: CRTC hearings

The domestic regulatory system needs to incentivize broadcasters to take more risks and invest more in R&D, eOne’s John Morayniss told the commission.

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How Hollywood Suite prepped for pick and pay

With a channel rebrand and a nostalgia-heavy marketing play, the five-year-old media co is hoping to stand out in a crowded field.

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How skinny basic fared through 2016: report

Eight in 10 Canadians made no significant changes to their cable packages, but half of subscribers are considered “at risk” of cutting the cord.

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eOne takes equity stake in L.A.’s Canvas Media

Tied into the agreement is a first-look deal that will see the pair collaborating on the development and production of scripted series.

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Chris McDonald wins DOC Institute prize

The Hot Docs president and filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril picked up trophies at yesterday’s ceremony.

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Rezolution Pictures heads to Sundance

The Montreal-based prodco is one of two Canadian cos with films at the indie festival.

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Unions, guilds urge Cancon spending be maintained: CRTC hearings

If broadcasters’ CPE and PNI proposals are accepted, spending on Canadian programming would be reduced by hundreds of millions, say the guilds.

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Production underway on The Humanity Bureau

The film stars Nicholas Cage and is the second in a six-picture deal between Minds Eye Entertainment, Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide.

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Whistler ’16: Deepa Mehta joins Little Kings

The filmmaker will executive produce the debut feature from Dusty Mancinelli (pictured).

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Telefilm put more dollars behind marketing in 2015-16

The federal agency also contributed $60.7 million in production financing across 110 projects this year, according to its annual report.

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Global preps January launch for Ransom

The Global original drama is produced by eOne, Sienna Films, Big Light Productions and Wildcats Productions.

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Bell Media on turning the legacy ship and shuttering OTA transmitters: CRTC hearings

President Mary Ann Turcke also told the commission that Amazon Prime will be launching in Canada this week.