Starz’ The Girlfriend Experience TV series to shoot in Toronto


The 13-parter, based on Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 movie, is executive produced by Command Post founder Philip Fleishman. (Soderbergh pictured.)

Bitten to get Space’s first after-show series


Space will bow its new, original after-show series Innerspace: After Bite following the season two premiere of Bitten on Feb. 7.

Lionsgate in talks with China’s Hunan TV on $1.5B filmmaking pact


Sources close to the negotiations indicate the Vancouver-based indie studio and a possible Chinese partner are in “advanced discussions.” (Lionsgate’s Hunger Games pictured).

Deals: Shomi, Bell Media, Picture Box, 9 Story


Shomi has picked up the exclusive Canadian SVOD rights to Outlander (pictured), and more deals from the week.

White Pine preps ‘Politics of Power’ for TVO, schools


Peter Raymont says he hopes this documentary will have the same legs his 1978 doc, The Art of the Possible, did in the educational system. (Pictured L to R: Roxana Spicer, Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne and Peter Raymont)

Coming Soon: The Backward Class


Robin Smith of Blue Ice Docs on his theatrical distribution strategy for The Backwards Class, winner of the 2014 Hot Docs Audience Award.

Bell Media inks Showtime deal


The agreement between Bell Media and CBS will bring Showtime content to CraveTV and a branded programming block on TMN (Showtime series The Affair pictured).

CRTC shuts down Super Bowl simsub starting in 2017


The regulator in its latest rulings following the Let’s Talk TV hearing also mandated continued availability of OTA signals, despite calls by broadcasters to shut down transmitters. (Updated)

Jeffery St. Jules wins Claude Jutra Award


The prize, which recognizes an outstanding debut from a first-time filmmaker, will be presented to St. Jules during the Canadian Screen Awards broadcast on March 1.

Blog: Francois Delisle on bringing Chorus to life


Sundance blogger Alan Bacchus talks to the director about writing, financing and finishing his sixth feature (Chorus pictured).

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