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CraveTV commissions 40 more Letterkenny episodes

In a wide-ranging deal with New Metric Media, the SVOD also unveiled a partnership to shop the show and format rights internationally.

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Belcourt, Jackson’s Indictment wins at imagineNATIVE

The duo picked up the prize for best long-form doc, while Australian critical hit Sweet Country took home the best dramatic feature award at the 17th annual film fest.

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Netflix to raise $1.6B to fund content

The funds will help fuel the global streamer’s plans to spend $7 to $8 billion on content next year.

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Cameras rolling in Calgary on Man Running

Indiecan Entertainment is handling Canadian distribution on the feature from Alberta filmmaker Gary Burns.

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Big Coat Media adds to development team

The Amazing Gayl Pile‘s Brooks Gray and former Sony Pictures Television exec Frank Sutera join the Toronto-based prodco.

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DGC unveils Discovery Award short list

Wayne Wapeemukwa and Kathleen Hepburn are among the four filmmakers left competing for the prize, which celebrates emerging talent.

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Most OTT users still subscribe to TV: study

While Canadians continue to sign up for Netflix, approximately 70% of OTT users also have a TV sub.

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Nielsen to measure SVOD viewership in U.S.

The ratings company will allow subscribers to track how shows fare on Netflix, though the streamer refutes the accuracy of the data.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Oct. 10 to 16, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery tops the chart, followed by Mindhunter at #2 and Stranger Things at #3.

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Riot Girls gets rolling

The post-apocalyptic thriller from XX director Jovanka Vuckovic is shooting in cities around Ontario.

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Deals: Super Channel, LevelFILM, Media Ranch, Knowledge Net

Super Channel has acquired the Canadian broadcast rights to U.S. TV series American Gods, plus more deals.

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ImagineNATIVE launches year-round development institute

The festival unveiled a number of enhanced initiatives and new programs, including the Indigenous Screenwriting Intensive in partnership with Harold Greenberg Fund.

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JFL restructures management team

Following sexual assault allegations against former president Gilbert Rozon, Guylaine Lalonde has been appointed the new company head.

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JFL’s Gilbert Rozon steps down amid sexual assault allegations

Groupe V Media has also suspended Eric Salvail’s talk show following separate allegations against the Quebec TV personality and producer.

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In Brief: Long Time Running, Secret Path TV premieres set

Plus: WIFTV launches screenwriting program for Indigenous women and Netflix says Canadians are its quickest binge-watchers.