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Bell Media acquires Rezolution’s Rumble

The feature doc about the role of Native Americans in popular music is set to make its world premiere at Sundance later this month.

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Meet the 2017 AToMiC Awards jury

As the Jan. 20 entry deadline looms, find out who will be judging the best in creative, entertainment, tech and media innovation.

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CSAs ’17: Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek lead TV noms

The clone series topped the list with 14 nominations, while there were also strong showings for Kim’s Convenience, 19-2, Vikings and Letterkenny.

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CSAs ’17: Juste la fin du Monde snags nine film nominations

Xavier Dolan’s latest leads the race, with Race, Operation Avalanche and Weirdos close behind.

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Quebecor Content ups Yann Paquet

The long-time VP of acquisitions will handle international development in the expanded role.

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Digital District acquires Mokko Studio

The France-based VFX company, which worked on Oscar-winner The Artist, is looking to expand its operations in Montreal with the acquisition.

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In Brief: TFCA prize to be split; eOne’s new VP, int’l sales

The winner of the Rogers Best Canadian Film will share the $100,000 award, Danishka Esterhazy to get Sundance honour and more news of the week.

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Programming Profile: Syfy’s Chris Regina

The SVP of program strategy at the U.S. net on what he wants to hear in a pitch, what producers can learn from Z Nation and why Sharknado was a success.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Dec. 26, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017

Suicide Squad tops the chart, followed by Secret Life of Pets at #2 and Magnificent Seven at #3.

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OUTtv focuses on international expansion with new ownership

Stern Partners will invest in the company as it looks to expand its LGBTQ-friendly content and OTT platform across the border.

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Deals: DHX, PNP, Farpoint, eOne

DHX Media licenses the 30-episode second season of Teletubbies to Nick Jr. in the U.S., plus more deals of the week.

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Lark Productions hires new VP, scripted

Veteran development exec Samantha Morris Mastai has been appointed to the newly created position, which is based in Toronto.

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Highway Thru Hell spin-off hits ratings record for Discovery

Heavy Rescue 401 delivered the most-watched premiere in the network’s history, with more than 3.3 million viewers to date.

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Randall Okita to receive inaugural John Dunning Discovery Award

The ACCT has announced the recipients of three Special Awards to be presented at the CSAs on Mar. 12.

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Sky Vision to handle int’l sales on Bad Blood

The U.K. distributor will shop the New Metric and Sphere Media-produced scripted series at NAPTE next week.