Industryworks Studios’ The Lost Legion gets U.S. distribution

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Lionsgate will release the feature on its home entertainment platforms, as part of a side-deal with Grindstone Entertainment.



Cyber-Seniors doc lands broadcast, digital distribution

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Director Saffron Cassaday’s documentary Cyber-Seniors (pictured) has secured deals with broadcast, digital and DVD distributors.



SIM Group hires Suzanne Lezotte as director of marketing

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Lezotte will lead marketing and communications for PS Production Services, SIM Digital, Bling Digital and Chainsaw.



Veteran filmmaker Richard Nielsen dies at 86

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The writer-director made The Wars and Labour of Love.



Yzkor goes into production in Montreal

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The Canada-France coproduction has cast Luc Picard and Geraldine Pailhas in lead roles. (Pailhas pictured)



Sinking Ship’s Odd Squad gets digi boost on PBS Kids

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PBS Kids is rolling out full-length video content for Sinking Ship Productions’ Odd Squad on digital platforms one month prior the show’s U.S. broadcast debut.



Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs Oct. 13, 2014 to Oct. 19, 2014

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Saving Hope hits #26 overall on the TV ratings chart for the week of Oct. 13 to Oct. 19, with Big Bang Theory taking the top spot.



CBC/Radio-Canada awarded 2018, 2020 Olympic broadcast rights

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The public broadcaster will work with Bell Media and Rogers Media to execute the large-scale media event, with CBC/Radio Canada broadcasting popular “top-tier” events, such as hockey.



Sandra Oh boards Ann Marie Fleming’s Window Horses

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The Grey’s Anatomy star tells Playback Daily about launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund the Canadian animated feature.



B.C. appoints special envoy for film to India

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Arjun Sablok, a Canadian director/actor based out of Mumbai, will serve as an ambassador for the B.C. film industry in India.