How Quebec’s V network woos English TV viewers

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Sugar Sammy’s Ces gars-la has managed what only the Montreal Canadiens could do on Radio-Canada: bridge the province’s longstanding language divide. (Sugar Sammy pictured)



Bell Media cooks up second season of MasterChef Canada

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The renewal comes ahead of the rookie season finale, with Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini and Alvin Leung (pictured left to right) returning as judges for the sophomore run.



Canada arts council names new CEO

FILMFUNDING

Brault (pictured) will start his five-year term as the leader of the national arts funder on June 26.



AToMiC shortlist: part four

INTERACTIVETVWEB

The nominees for best digital engagement and broadcast integration for the upcoming awards show, which celebrates the projects, partnerships and programs that build the Canadian media industry.



CW sets debut airdates for Seed, Backpackers

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The U.S. network will launch the Canadian imports on July 14 as summer series.



Luca Tarantini wins 2014 TVO short doc contest

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Tarantini’s short film, The Middle Way, will air on TVO on April 30.



Douglas Borton novel Kane to get big screen treatment

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Indie producer Unstable Ground has optioned the film rights, with Avi Federgreen (pictured) coproducing.



Banff honours Happy Days star Henry Winkler

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The veteran TV actor, director and producer (pictured) will be honoured at the Rockie Awards gala on June 10.



Toronto location shooting spend hit $1.19 billion in 2013

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The city of Toronto’s economic development committee reported nearly two-thirds of the production activity last year came from TV series production.



Barry Avrich among BravoFACTUAL grantees

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The Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story director (pictured) is among 11 Canadian filmmakers who will receive a total of $473,000 from the Bell Media-backed fund.

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