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Juice Worldwide expands with California office

The Toronto-based digital distributor is setting up an L.A. operation, with Carrie Donmoyer tapped to lead.

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WIFT-T program cultivates media leaders of tomorrow

Sixteen industry members will participate in the executive development program, including Fathom Film Group’s Ann Shin and Shaftesbury’s Jay Bennett.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Jan. 9 to 15, 2018

Stranger Things and Star Trek: Discovery are still holding the #1 and #2 spots, meanwhile Travelers moves to #10.

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Joly, unions discuss harassment in creative sector

ACTRA National president David Sparrow said an industry-wide code of conduct could be ready by February.

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In brief: Nova Scotia creates new screenwriter fund

Plus: Canadian films head to Berlin, and Alma Parvizian upped to managing partner at Touchwood PR.

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Nelvana unveils senior management promotions, hires

Among them, Mellany Masterson is returning to the Corus-owned company in the role of VP sales, consumer products and international.

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Melanson exits Radical Sheep

Shaleen Sangha has been named the new VP of Boat Rocker’s kids production division, while Crooked Horse’s David Lerech has also been promoted.

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Kew sells Slasher, 19-2, Heartland in Lat Am deals

The company’s recently rejigged distribution unit is also shopping a number of Canadian projects at NATPE, including Frankie Drake Mysteries and Crawford.

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Wattpad raises $61M in additional funding

The fast-growing story-sharing platform intends to use some of the investment to expand its international footprint in film, TV and digital media.

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Copros, foreign service drive growth in Manitoba

The industry has seen sustained growth over the past five years, and just posted its best production year on record.

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DHX Media spreads Monster Mayhem

Nickelodeon International has picked up the kids CGI series for 140 territories worldwide.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 1 to 7, 2018

While ratings juggernaut The Big Bang Theory takes the #1 spot, Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery comes in at #17 and Cardinal lands at #23.

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TVO greenlights more Science Max

The kids factual series, produced by Breakthrough Entertainment, will premiere on the public broadcaster in the fall.

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Hot Docs to honour Montreal filmmaker John Walker

The Quebec, My Country Mon Pays director will be recognized with a “Focus On” retrospective, while Barbara Kopple will receive the Outstanding Achievement award.

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Highway Entertainment joins Revolution

The Omnicom Media-owned prodco is partnering with Quebecor Content and Fair-Play to shop the dance-series format internationally.