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Rogers Doc and Cable fund invests $2.1M in latest round

A total of 13 TV projects received funding in this latest round, including marblemedia’s Drive Me Crazy.

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Smiley Guy’s hockey-ballet holiday mashup set for CBC

The Toronto animation studio has produced a uniquely Canadian tale with universal themes for CBC’s holiday lineup.

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New APTN doc series goes into production

The Kwassen Productions series will be shot in and around Lillooet, B.C. (pictured).

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs Nov. 9, 2015 to Nov. 15, 2015

Murdoch Mysteries lands at #29 for the week of Nov. 9 to Nov. 15.


Bell Fund distributes $4.3M across 37 projects

The digital companions for Discovery Canada’s Frontier and CHCH’s Wynonna Earp (pictured) were selected to receive funding in the latest round.

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Metis filmmaker Gil Cardinal passes away

A previous winner of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Film and Television, Cardinal’s directing credits include CBC’s North of 60 and Big Bear.


MsLabelled’s broadcast debut comes with a twist

The Smokebomb series moves from web to Slice channel in a unique sponsored integration with a feature film.

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Space explores Shazam to promote The Expanse

Shazam is co-promoting a pre-broadcast online debut of the Toronto-shot Syfy series for Space channel.

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Blue Ant Int’l inks output deal with Cream Productions

The Toronto-based prodco is behind factual series such Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (pictured) and The Weapon Hunter.

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Force Four gets into branded content game

The Vancouver production company has appointed Khaled Sabbour (pictured) to head up the new unit.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 13, 2015 to Nov. 19, 2015

La Guerre des Tuques 3D takes the top spot for the week of Nov. 13 to Nov. 19, followed by Room at #2 and Remember at #3.

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Smokebomb builds out exec ranks with new hire

Jay Bennett hires Ted Biggs to lead convergent and tech-focused projects at the digital division of Shaftesbury.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 13, 2015 to Nov. 19, 2015

The top three remain unchanged for the week of Nov. 13 to Nov. 19, with Spectre at #1, The Peanuts Movie at #2 and The Martian at #3.

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CMF invests $2.5M across 10 projects

The latest round of funding was awarded through the Canada Media Fund’s Diverse Languages Program stream.

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Disney Channels Asia takes Numb Chucks’ second season

Toronto’s 9 Story Media Group has licensed the second season of its slapstick toon Numb Chucks to Disney Channels across Asia.