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Hi Opie! is coming home with a spin-off

Toronto’s marblemedia has partnered with TVO and The Jim Henson company to produce the live-action pre-school series Opie’s Home, which is slated to premiere in 2017.

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Production set to begin on De Pere en Flic 2

The sequel to the 2009 Quebec box office hit is produced by Montreal’s Cinemaginaire.

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Deals: D Films, United Front, Arcana

United Front Entertainment secures a deal with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, plus more deals of the week.

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Rhombus sets up next slate of films

The Toronto-based producer is in development on seven feature films, including projects from Brandon Cronenberg and Andrew Cividino (pictured).

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Domenic Vivolo to leave Bell Media

The president of content sales, marketing and digital products will exit next week.

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Beat Bugs renewed for season two

The Beatles-inspired series is produced by Grace: A Storytelling Company, Beyond Screen Production and Vancouver’s Thunderbird.

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Villeneuve’s Arrival to bow at Venice

The 2016 Venice Film Festival will also feature Philippe Falardeau’s The Bleeder. (Villeneuve pictured.)

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CMF distributes $7.2M across 15 projects

Rezolution Pictures and Kingulliit Productions are among those to receive funding through the CMF’s Aboriginal Program.

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Proper Rights inks 10 new deals

The distributor has signed Canadian and international deals for Vegas Rat Rods (pictured), Holmes + Holmes and others.

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Production underway on Dolan’s latest feature

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan is the filmmaker’s first English-language film.

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Wynonna Earp sharpens its int’l presence

Viacom International Media Networks has picked up season one of the series for Spike channels in multiple territories.

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D360, Partners in Motion ink development deal

Toronto’s D360 has also taken on the global distribution of the Vancouver prodco’s entire catalogue, including documentary series Crime Stories (pictured).

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Screen Awards dive into immersive media

The ACCT has announced five new digital and immersive award categories to be presented during Canadian Screen Week.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 11 to July 17, 2016

Amazing Race Canada is at #2 for the week of July 11 to 17, with Private Eyes at #22 and Motive at #23.

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NSI names 2016 Totally Television teams

Geordie Sabbagh (pictured) and Ashleigh Rains are among the four writer/producer teams selected to participate in the program.