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Deals: Lionsgate, Food Net, Guru, Factory 25

Lionsgate and Hasbro are turning Monopoly into a feature film, and more deals of the week.

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Why Ross Munro isn’t whining about his return to feature film

Next One Productions founder Ross Munro (pictured) on turning a midlife crisis into a semi-autobiographical feature film.

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Are viewers still ‘falling’ for TV seasons?

A Videology survey shows 39% of those polled said they were unaware that September marks the start of a new programming season.

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Captain Canuck sets fall debut for season two

The web series based on the classic character will return with its all-star voice cast in time for Halloween.

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Netflix Originals buys Guru preschool co-pro

True and the Rainbow Kingdom (pictured) from Guru Studio, Home Plate Entertainment and i am OTHER is one of three new acquisitions for Netflix Originals. (From Kidscreen)

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How Canadians view sponsorship

A new study looks at which causes, sports properties and events are connecting most with consumers. (From Strategy Online.)

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River Road, CBC team up for The Wild Canadian Year

The show will air on CBC in fall 2017 to coincide with Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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Raven Banner picks up The Editor

The Toronto-based distributor has secured the Canadian rights to the Adam Brooks- and Matthew Kennedy-directed horror comedy.

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CMF to launch national consultation this fall

A series of focus and working groups will examine how Let’s Talk TV and changing market conditions impact funding programs.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs June 15, 2015 to June 21, 2015

Rookie Blue hits #5 on the TV chart for the week of June 15 to June 21.

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Golden Maple Awards names inaugural winners

Presented yesterday in L.A., the new awards show recognizes Canadian talent in TV series broadcast in the U.S.

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Susan Marjetti replaces Boyce at CBC Radio

The CBC veteran has been named executive director of radio and audio, following Chris Boyce’s exit earlier this year.

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Gimli names competition finalists

Filmmakers including Jared Adams and Alex Kristiansen will pitch their short film concept to a panel at the Gimli Film Festival for a chance to win $10,000 in funding.

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Bron launches animation studio on Vancouver Island

The new studio space, located in Duncan, is for the in-house production of Bron Studios’ animation Henchmen (pictured) and other upcoming projects.

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TeenNick picks up Mission: 4Count

The Tricon Kids & Family reality music series will bow stateside on July 6.