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Falling to premiere on Sundance closing night

The Canada/U.K. copro, directed by Viggo Mortensen, joins Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor and four other Canadian productions making their world premiere at the festival.

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In brief: VFF looks to 2020 with new lead programmer

Plus: The Song of Names lands an original score nomination, a Toronto creative design firm brings in an L.A. exec and the NFB boosts its Montreal team.

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Boomerang EMEA picks up Kingdom Force

The animated preschool series is produced by Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker Studios, in association with CBC Kids and Radio-Canada.

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Chained buckles down in B.C.

The psychological crime thriller from writer/director Titus Heckel has also secured broadcast deals with Super Channel and Hollywood Suite.

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WildBrain to delist from NASDAQ

The company, which will continue to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, said the administrative costs associated with a dual listing could not be justified at this time.

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How Wattpad is building an IP vault for the streaming wars

After successful adaptations of Light as a Feather and After, the story-sharing platform is delving further into the content space as competition between streamers intensifies.

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Bron saddles up for Western TV series

Produced with Italy’s Palomar, That Dirty Black Bag follows the eight-day clash between a sheriff and bounty hunter.

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Shore, Trebek among Canadian Academy’s 2020 honourees

Schitt’s Creek co-creator Dan Levy, activist David Suzuki, writer Nathalie Younglai and actor Tina Keeper also join the list of Canadians to be honoured on Canadian Screen Week.

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Canadian-produced film marks English debut for Iranian director

Isthmus, now in production in Toronto, is produced by newly launched Canadian shingle Blue Footlights and U.S. prodco Tall Brit Productions.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 18 to 24, 2019

The Good Doctor comes in at #2, followed by Survivor at #4 and Grey’s Anatomy at #5.

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Frederator spins-off Bravest Warriors

After garnering 400,000 likes on YouTube, 135 million views on TikTok and 200 million loops of Giphy, the Catbug character is getting his own TV series.

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Photo gallery: Welcome reception for new Heritage Minister

Minister Steven Guilbeault met with producers, broadcasters, union leaders and other senior figures at a reception hosted by the CMPA and Insight Productions.

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Ask No Questions to debut at Slamdance

The film from directors Jason Loftus and Eric Pedicelli will make its world premiere as part of the festival’s Documentary Features lineup.

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Cineflix Rights takes global rights to Happily Married

The 10-part series from Montreal’s Productions Casablanca is set to make its broadcast debut on Radio-Canada Tele and Tou.Tv Extra in spring 2020.

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PNP rounds out its Toronto office

Former Sony Pictures exec Marisa Friesen has joined the company as director of theatrical and digital sales, while PNP announces two new acquisitions from TIFF.