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Phil Lind on mega-deals, disruption, working alongside Ted Rogers

Playback chats with Lind about his recently released memoir, Right Hand Man, which documents his four decades working with the legendary Canadian businessman and philanthropist.

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Kirstine Stewart to head media for World Economic Forum

The high-profile Canadian exec has been named to the executive committee of the WEF as head of media, entertainment and information sectors.

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From the Old World comes Sean Cisterna’s latest feature

Filming has wrapped on the Canada-Italy copro, From The Vine Came The Grape, produced by Mythic Productions, Farpoint Films and Pointmedia Italia SRL.

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Pixomondo heads to Montreal

The L.A.-headquartered VFX studio with credits on Game Of Thrones and Hugo will open a new outpost in the city in early 2019.

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ACTRA, CMPA agree terms on new IPA

ACTRA National president David Sparrow said the actors union had worked through a “complex series of issues to negotiate an excellent settlement.”

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Media down slightly at Quebecor, but OTT Club illico up 18% YOY

The service recently commissioned nine original series.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Nov. 6 to 12, 2018

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina leads the list, followed by Marvel’s Daredevil at #2 and Stranger Things at #3.

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In Brief: Canadians @ IDFA, WIFT-V mentorship, Antenna hire

Which Canadian films will screen at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, who gets a market-prep primer for WFF and what’s new at Blue Ant’s London outpost.

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Gusto Worldwide sells feast of food shows to Russia

Gusto’s Corey Caplan said the deal with pay-TV company Red Media is reflective of a global market that is hungry for short-form food content.

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NSI names 2019 Totally Television picks

The writer-producer team of Sarah Goodman and Stephanie Ouaknine (pictured) are among this year’s participants.

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Quebec industry sets sustainability goals with Rolling Green initiative

The proposed action plan aims to reduce the province’s environmental footprint while increasing its competitive edge.

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Film exhibition revenues up for Cineplex in Q3

Major films contributing to the bottom line in the quarter included Mission: Impossible Fallout, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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Kew expands focus on IP ownership, subsidiary growth

In the company’s quarterly investor call, Kew chair Peter Sussman said the company is also using its scale to increase the speed to market of its products.

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Nat Geo Kids snaps up three shows from 9 Story

The LatAm kidcaster has licensed Let’s Go Luna! (pictured), The Diary of Bita and Cora, and Finding Stuff Out.

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Netflix sets Travelers return

The sci-fi series has been a hit for the streamer and was one of its most-binged series in 2017.