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Corus Entertainment picks Guru Studio’s Pikwik

The preschool series will launch on Treehouse next year to coincide with its U.S. debut on Disney Junior.

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Film dip offsets family growth at eOne

The company reported full-year revenues of $1.62 billion, with a revenue decrease on the film side cancelling out continued growth for kids brands Peppa Pig and PJ Masks.

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Scott Brothers Entertainment to be honoured at 2019 Rockies

The prodco will receive the Innovative Producer Award at the BANFF ceremony, while additional winners include Kristin Kreuk, Paul Feig, Jed Mercurio and Bill Hader.

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Deals: Federgreen Entertainment, Media Ranch, Gusto Worldwide

Avi Federgreen nabs the film rights to The Amazing Absorbing Boy, while Media Ranch, Gusto Worldwide Media and Crave close other deals.

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Syfy heads to space with live-action TV adaptation of Vagrant Queen

Produced by Blue Ice Pictures, the space opera sees Jem Garrard serve as showrunner alongside an all-female team of writers and directors.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 10 to 16, 2019

Avengers: Endgame comes in at #1, followed by Pokemon Detective Pikachu at #2 and The Hustle at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 10 to 16, 2019

The Grizzlies takes the top spot, followed by Le vieil age et l’esperance at #2 and Havana, from on high at #3.

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Frankie Drake Mysteries back in business in Ontario

Production on the Shaftesbury series began in the U.K. last month and continues in Ontario until the fall.

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L.A. trade mission: pitching Toronto in the age of global production hubs

Attendees of last week’s mission, including Mayor John Tory, discuss how the conversation has changed in 2019 as new streamers launch and Toronto’s infrastructure expands.

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How Mary Kills People helped Marsha Greene grow

The writer/producer and Tassie Cameron reflect on how the drama came together and teaming up as co-showrunners on its final season.

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Buck’s road to Under Pressure: 9K

The prodco’s latest digital series focuses on a Southern California-based car customization shop.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for May 7 to 13, 2019

Lucifer‘s return comes in at #1, followed by Cobra Kai at #2 and Doom Patrol at #3.

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BANFF adds Bill Hader to ‘In Conversation With’ series

The Barry creator and exec producer will take part in the discussion at the June festival, along with HBO programming exec Amy Gravitt.

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In Brief: Hubbard wins DOXA’s Canadian doc prize

Plus, the Music Video Production Project gets a bump from the RBC Foundation and production wraps on season two of My Roommate’s an Escort.