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Pandora’s Box opens up global conversation around period equity

The $1-million feature-length doc, premiering today at Whistler, is produced by the newly formed production banner Inner Revolution Films.

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Dickenson teases ‘major overhaul’ of Telefilm’s Success Index

The organization’s executive director Christa Dickenson said a full consultation will begin in the new year, with changes set to come into effect for fiscal 2021/2022.

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WIDC, CBC Films reveal development award winners

CBC Films, which supports the newly launched award, has also renewed its $35,000 commitment towards the WIDC’s Story & Leadership program.

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Gloria Ui Young Kim’s push for Queen of the Morning Calm

Making its world premiere at the Whistler Film Festival, years-long determination brought the storyteller’s feature film debut to screen.

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Deals: Blue Ant, Mongrel Media, Anaid, CBC, Media Ranch

Blue Ant International ramps up its sales in Asia, Mongrel has its first theatrical release of a BritBox original, Media Ranch secures format deals across Europe, and more.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, 2019

Anne with an E claims a spot on the Digital Exclusive list, while The Mandalorian continues to lead.

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Nelvana sings with first musical shorts

Amid a year of experimentation, the prodco produced Toon Bops for the Corus-owned Treehouse linear and YouTube channels.

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Falling to premiere on Sundance closing night

The Canada/U.K. copro, directed by Viggo Mortensen and produced by Scythia Films, joins Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor and four other Canadian productions making their world premiere.

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In brief: VFF looks to 2020 with new lead programmer

Plus: The Song of Names lands an original score nomination, a Toronto creative design firm brings in an L.A. exec and the NFB boosts its Montreal team.

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Boomerang EMEA picks up Kingdom Force

The animated preschool series is produced by Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker Studios, in association with CBC Kids and Radio-Canada.

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Chained buckles down in B.C.

The psychological crime thriller from writer/director Titus Heckel has also secured broadcast deals with Super Channel and Hollywood Suite.

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WildBrain to delist from NASDAQ

The company, which will continue to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, said the administrative costs associated with a dual listing could not be justified at this time.

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How Wattpad is building an IP vault for the streaming wars

After successful adaptations of Light as a Feather and After, the story-sharing platform is delving further into the content space as competition between streamers intensifies.

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Bron saddles up for Western TV series

Produced with Italy’s Palomar, That Dirty Black Bag follows the eight-day clash between a sheriff and bounty hunter.

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Shore, Trebek among Canadian Academy’s 2020 honourees

Schitt’s Creek co-creator Dan Levy, activist David Suzuki, writer Nathalie Younglai and actor Tina Keeper also join the list of Canadians to be honoured on Canadian Screen Week.