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Cedar Island prodco sets roots in Vancouver

Led by Andrew Williamson (pictured) and Henrik Meyer, the newly launched prodco currently has four projects in various stages of production.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films April 13 to 19, 2018

La Bolduc leads the list, while Indian Horse comes in at #2 and La Terre Vue Du Coeur lands at #3.

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Canadian projects to screen in competition at Annecy

Academy Award-nominated copro The Breadwinner is one of two Canadian features selected for the animation festival.

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CBS All Access launches in Canada

Primetime programming like NCIS and Seal Team won’t be available on the SVOD until seven days after its Canadian linear broadcast.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films April 13 to 19, 2018

Rampage takes the top spot, with La Bolduc and Indian Horse breaking the top 10.

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Sinking Ship’s Endlings set for Hulu, CBC

The sci-fi adventure series has also been pre-sold to a number of international broadcasters, including CBBC in the U.K. and Universal Kids in the U.S.

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Netflix to raise another $1.5B for content

The global streamer, which continues to invest heavily in original productions, is expected to spend $8 billion on content this year.

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Media revenue up 12% for Rogers in Q1

While advertising played its part, the main driver in the revenue increase was higher distribution to the Blue Jays.

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Nowhere rolls in North Bay

The thriller is directed by Backcountry producer Thomas Michael.

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Cineflix Media adds new SVP, global scripted coproductions

Based in the U.K., Julien Leroux will lead the prodco’s scripted coproduction initiatives.

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Syfy cancels Ghost Wars after one season

Produced by Calgary’s Nomadic Pictures, the supernatural series was created by showrunner Simon Barry.

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David Cronenberg to receive Venice lifetime achievement award

The 27th Venice International Film Festival will pay tribute to the Scanners and A Dangerous Method director.

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Cameras roll on Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show

Created by Loretta Todd, the second season of the adventure science series will shoot in Iceland, Alberta and Vancouver.

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Netflix to develop training program with Quebec’s INIS

The new apprenticeship program is the streamer’s first agreement as part of its commitment to support industry development in Quebec.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand April 10 to 16, 2018

Trailer Park Boys snags the top spot, followed by Stranger Things at #2 and Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery landing at #3.