Much Too Young

TVO preps Much Too Young

The pubcaster will also release four VR companion pieces, produced by Toronto’s Nomad Films and The Digital Generals.

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VIFF unveils doc lineup

The Vancouver festival added 10 documentaries to its Impact program, including a world premiere for Karen Lynn Weinberg’s Alaska-shot doc Keep Talking.

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TIFF ’17: Chaos, ‘bad ass women’ dominant themes

TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey and CEO Piers Handling discuss the 2017 lineup and the decision to cut its programming by 20%.

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Mandy May Cheetham series heads to Bell Fibe

The comedy talk show Rapping with Actors will launch on Bell Fibe’s VOD channel TV1 on Aug. 28.

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Dennis Heaton to lead Prime Time TV Program

The former Motive showrunner will serve as the Bell Media program’s executive producer in residence.

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Omnia Media options Sarong Party Girls

The Blue Ant Media-owned digital studio will develop the novel into a one-hour series.

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Cameras rolling on Mary Kills People season two

New episodes of the Cameron Pictures and eOne drama will premiere on Global in winter 2018.

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In Brief: Canadian projects selected for New York TV fest

Plus: The Ontario government is investing in culture sector training and Hot Docs is partnering on a London, U.K. screening series.

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eOne ups Carolyn Newman to SVP of scripted for U.S.

The former VP of development and production at Sphere Media will oversee the global studio’s U.S. slate.

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marblemedia to relaunch Just Like Mom

The remake of the popular 1980s game show is set to debut in Canada and the U.S. in January 2018.

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Spin Master hires pair of entertainment execs

Jamie Whitney and Alex Soto join Spin Master Entertainment as the division works to develop new global properties.

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CMPA names Jason Lee VP, BC Industrial Relations

The former VP of business and legal affairs at Seven24 joins the association this fall.

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Gravitas Ventures takes global rights to NFB doc Bluefin

The California-based distributor and sales agent is handling international sales on the project, except in Canada where the NFB is distributing.

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Skinny basic’s appeal is still slim: report

Plus, a separate report found that Canada’s BDUs lost 100,000 customers in the first six months of 2017.

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