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CMF launches new copro incentive

The fund will support the codevelopment and coproduction of projects from Canadian and Jerusalem-based producers.

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Deals: DHX Media, 9 Story, Squeeze

DHX is expanding the Teletubbies brand into video games, Squeeze inks more international deals for Cracke, plus more deals.

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Rogers Media suspends production at Toronto community station

Ten people have been laid off at the media company’s York Mills Road station.

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I Am the Blues picked up for U.S. theatrical

The feature-length documentary, produced by Montreal’s EyeSteelFilm, is also set for a digital and home-video release via New York-based distribution outfit Film Movement.

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Holmes on Homes producer eyes digital switch, int’l opportunities

Toronto-based General Purpose Entertainment has produced a series for Bravo’s U.S. digital offshoot Unleashed as it looks to diversify its portfolio in a consolidating environment.

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In Brief: Montreal’s new VR studio; CFC honours Conquering Lion

Global creative studio Framestore is expanding its operations in Canada, APTN launches two new series, plus more news.

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Tax credit access an obstacle for Ontario’s booming interactive sector

The province’s interactive digital media sector generated $1.4 billion in 2015, according to a report, but access to public funding and experienced talent remain a hurdle.

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David Shepheard on building “brand Vancouver”

The newly appointed film commissioner talks about IP creation, fostering the VFX industries and making sure the city is “playing itself.”

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Pierre Karl Peladeau named president and CEO of Quebecor

The former head of the Parti Quebecois returns to the media company he lead for 14 years.

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Super Channel to launch 24-hour e-sports offering

With the global competitive gaming market expected to hit $1.92 billion by 2018, Super Channel is looking to get in on the action while bringing its age demo down.

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New showrunners talk TV: Aubrey Nealon

The Cardinal writer/executive producer talks about how the CTV series came together, why he transitioned to TV and what lies ahead.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, 2017

Dramas lead the way for Canadian series, with Cardinal at #16 and Mary Kills People at #27.

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Mind’s Eye’s The Humanity Bureau sells internationally

The dystopian action thriller, starring Nicolas Cage, is the second film in a six-picture deal with VMI Worldwide and Bridgegate Pictures.

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The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! gets third season

The Portfolio Entertainment-produced series airs on Treehouse in Canada and PBS in the U.S.

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Notable launches lifestyle-focused digital network

Claire Adams and Carli Posner have joined the company as co-CEOs and partners, helping to fund its expansion.