CW sets debut airdates for Seed, Backpackers

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The U.S. network will launch the Canadian imports on July 14 as summer series.



Luca Tarantini wins 2014 TVO short doc contest

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Tarantini’s short film, The Middle Way, will air on TVO on April 30.



Douglas Borton novel Kane to get big screen treatment

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Indie producer Unstable Ground has optioned the film rights, with Avi Federgreen (pictured) coproducing.



Banff honours Happy Days star Henry Winkler

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The veteran TV actor, director and producer (pictured) will be honoured at the Rockie Awards gala on June 10.



Toronto location shooting spend hit $1.19 billion in 2013

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The city of Toronto’s economic development committee reported nearly two-thirds of the production activity last year came from TV series production.



Barry Avrich among BravoFACTUAL grantees

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The Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story director (pictured) is among 11 Canadian filmmakers who will receive a total of $473,000 from the Bell Media-backed fund.



Lionsgate deal to ease financial burden for RocketJump

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Freddie Wong talks about how partnering with Lionsgate lifts a weight off the filmmaker’s shoulders and allows RocketJump to concentrate on the creative process.



Black Fly wraps principal photography

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The thriller from Canadian writer and director Jason Bourque was shot in British Columbia.



FYI president Jana Bennett on A+E’s newest net

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The U.S. network’s president (pictured) discusses what’s ahead for A+E Networks’ new lifestyle channel, which has green-lit The Collective and Nexttime Productions’ The Epic Meal Show.



IMAX pacts to get in-home movie content into China

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The joint venture with Wasu Digital TV Media Group comes ahead of the expected 2015 launch of the Toronto-based exhibitor’s premium home theatre system.

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