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In brief: Cameras roll on CBC’s Anne, Comedy Net preps The Beaverton

Amybeth McNulty (pictured) nabs the Anne Shirley role, Apartment 11 and CBBC’s Rank the Prank gets Nickelodeon premiere date, and more.


CraveTV snares 007

The Bell Media streamer and MGM have inked a deal to license the James Bond catalogue in Canada.

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Telefilm targets milllennials with social campaign

What the cultural agency hopes to achieve with the second iteration of “Canada’s Got Game.”

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Deals: Breakthrough, Blue Ant, Hollywood Suite, eOne

With MIPCOM wheeling and dealing in full swing, a look back at some of the week’s deals, including Blue Ant, Radio-Canada and Aircraft’s Bruno & Boots MOW (pictured).

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Motion 58 heads back to school

Judy Greer is set to front Josh Epstein and Kyle Rideout’s latest CFC-backed project Public Schooled.

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Toronto’s 9 Story expands in Europe

The Peg + Cat producer has launched a new international distribution operation based in Dublin.


Horror streamer Shudder launches in Canada

Just in time for Halloween, the new SVOD is hoping to give audiences chills, with content co-curated by TIFF’s Midnight Madness programmer Colin Geddes.

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Northeast Films horror flick rolls into Nova Scotia

With production underway in Halifax, producer Bill Niven chats about re-working the film’s financing model after the provincial tax credit was eliminated. (Star Amy Groening pictured.)

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CMF awards $2.9M across six projects

The Francophone Minority Program dished out funds to programs including Mehdi & Val and Vague d’Acadie.

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Nelvana rebrands and refocuses

President Scott Dyer on why his company is doubling down on strong stories and shifting away from a merch-first strategy.


Skybound North signs first-look deal

Thunderbird will get early access to TV content coming from the new Vancouver shop, headed by Catherine Winder.

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Corus fiscal ’16 revenues up 44%

In its first full-year financial report since acquiring Shaw Media, the company’s fiscal results were in line with expectations.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 3 to 9, 2016

Big Bang Theory tops the TV chart, with Designated Survivor at #2 and Grey’s Anatomy at #3.


Vancouver film commissioner on building the local industry

The city has appointed David Shepheard to help increase production in the region, and announced the creation of the Film & Media Centre.