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Deals: Atomic Cartoons, Raven Banner, 9 Story

Atomic Cartoons has inked a deal with Cyber Group Studios and Outright Games to make a video game based on its Netflix series, The Last Kids on Earth, plus more.

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Epic Story, DHX build out Slugterra universe

Ken Faier’s Epic Story Media has inked a multi-faceted deal with DHX that will see the pair develop transmedia content based on the kids property.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for September 10 to 16, 2019

Stranger Things is at #1, followed by 13 Reasons Why at #2 and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance at #3.

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Zoe Hopkins rolls on Running Home

Written and directed by the filmmaker behind Kayak to Klemtu, the dramedy marks her second feature film.

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What’s unique about Canadian sports streaming?

A new report from Comscore indicates online sports streaming increased 7% year-over-year in Canada, with Canadians streaming 126 million minutes of sports in total.

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Dan Levy inks overall deal with ABC Studios

Under the three-year pact, the Schitt’s Creek showrunner will develop and produce scripted projects for the studio.

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In Brief: The CMF teams up with Parrot Analytics

Plus, William F. White International Inc. unveils its inaugural Jay Switzer Comweb/William F. White Int’l Indigenous Creator Scholarship recipients.

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Shaftesbury copro Departure sold to France’s M6 Group

The Canada/U.K. coproduction, which is set for a midseason launch on Global, will air on French TV networks W9 and 6TER.

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Workin’ Moms up for best comedy at International Emmys

The CBC half-hour comedy, produced by Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg’s Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment, has been nominated for the second year running.

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Cameras roll on Christal Films’ Gallant

Director Luc Picard (Les rois mongols) also plays the film’s lead role.

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CBC drama The Trickster goes to camera in North Bay

Kew Media Distribution will handle international sales on the six-part project, which was adapted for the screen by co-showrunners Michelle Latimer (pictured) and Tony Elliott.

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The future of Canadian cinema in an OTT world

From Playback magazine: As the streaming revolution continues to reshape the map, filmmakers and producers are left to figure out where they fit into an ever-changing market.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, September 2 to 8, 2019

The Amazing Race Canada takes the top spot, with America’s Got Talent at #3 and MasterChef at #4.

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NBCUniversal names streamer, unveils launch slate

Peacock is set to launch in the U.S. in April 2020, though NBCUniversal has not yet announced details about its international roll out.