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LevelFilm acquires Search Engine

Search Engine president John Bain joins the Toronto indie distributor as head of distribution.

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Wild Media goes to The Dogs

The Toronto prodco has optioned Allan Stratton’s award-winning YA novel for feature adaptation.

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Canada and Germany digi copros receive $326K in funding

Among the selected projects is Montreal-based Zone3′s collab with Berlin VR studio INVR Space, DNA Danse.

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EFM deals: Gravitas Ventures nabs Pat Mills’ ‘Irene’

Plus, Shout! Factory Studios has picked up the U.S. digital and broadcast rights to the Soska sisters’ remake of David Cronenberg’s horror classic Rabid.

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One quarter of Shaw employees take buyout

As the company looks to reinvent its operating model, 3,300 employees have accepted a voluntary departure package.

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Quebecor Fund selects two films to share $380K

A Daniel Grou-directed mafia drama from Attraction Images and Caramel Films is one of the projects funded through the Film Production Assistance Program.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Feb. 6 to 12, 2018

Star Trek: Discovery takes the top spot, followed by Stranger Things at #2 and CTV original Cardinal at #10.

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Celluloid Dreams takes Death of a Ladies’ Man

The Paris, France-based distributor has acquired world sales rights to the upcoming Canada/Ireland copro from director Matt Bissonnette.

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In brief: Maudie wins at Women’s Image Awards

Plus: Montreal’s MELS Studios and Postproduction adds a new face, SK Films’ Amazon Adventure honoured and more.

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Hit the Ice glides back for sixth season

The hockey competition show is one of two Nish Media-produced series set to debut on APTN this winter.

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DCTV, Red Arrow pact on Blood Horn

MJ Bassett has signed on to direct and executive produce the eight-part poaching drama.

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Photo Gallery: Prime Time 2018

From panels to parties, check out a selection of photos from the annual conference in Ottawa.

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Netflix partners on trio of animated preschool series

9 Story-owned Out of the Blue will produce Charlie’s Colorforms City alongside DHX Media.

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DOC taps Mathieu Dagonas as executive director

The former political campaign manager will focus on government relations and philanthropy in his new role with the documentary filmmakers’ organization.