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Brightlight, Myriad partner on The Kid Detective

Myriad Pictures will begin shopping the Adam Brody-starring project at next month’s European Film Market in Berlin.

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CMF awards $19.5M across 31 digital projects

Secret Location’s VUSR platform received the largest chunk of change, with $1.1 million going to fund the VR distribution tool.

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What’s the best way to fund Cancon?

A recent government report gauged Canadians’ opinions on charging foreign companies to fund homegrown film and TV.

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Deirdre Brennan to depart Corus

Ten months after taking up the role of VP of content, Brennan is moving on to helm NBCUniversal-owned preschool net Sprout as general manager.

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Ovation TV acquires Versailles season two

The U.S. net said the Canada/France copro’s debut episode was its most-watched telecast ever.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 2 to 8, 2017

Global’s original drama Ransom is at #29.

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How changing needs prompted Shaftesbury/Smokebomb to relocate

CEO Christina Jennings on how the company’s new digs have enhanced its production capabilities and brought its previously siloed digital and television divisions together.

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Bell Media acquires Rezolution’s Rumble

The feature doc about the role of Native Americans in popular music is set to make its world premiere at Sundance later this month.

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Meet the 2017 AToMiC Awards jury

As the Jan. 20 entry deadline looms, find out who will be judging the best in creative, entertainment, tech and media innovation.

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CSAs ’17: Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek lead TV noms

The clone series topped the list with 14 nominations, while there were also strong showings for Kim’s Convenience, 19-2, Vikings and Letterkenny.

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CSAs ’17: Juste la fin du Monde snags nine film nominations

Xavier Dolan’s latest leads the race, with Race, Operation Avalanche and Weirdos close behind.

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Quebecor Content ups Yann Paquet

The long-time VP of acquisitions will handle international development in the expanded role.

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Digital District acquires Mokko Studio

The France-based VFX company, which worked on Oscar-winner The Artist, is looking to expand its operations in Montreal with the acquisition.

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In Brief: TFCA prize to be split; eOne’s new VP, int’l sales

The winner of the Rogers Best Canadian Film will share the $100,000 award, Danishka Esterhazy to get Sundance honour and more news of the week.

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Programming Profile: Syfy’s Chris Regina

The SVP of program strategy at the U.S. net on what he wants to hear in a pitch, what producers can learn from Z Nation and why Sharknado was a success.