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BBC Studios adds two directors to T.O. team

Jodi Mackie and Brad Horvath will manage content sales and identify copro opportunities for the British producer/distributor.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Aug. 7 to 13, 2018

Orange Is The New Black tops the list, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #5 and Anne with an E at #10.

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Deals: Celluloid Dreams, PNP, BroadbandTV

Celluloid Dreams has picked up international sales rights to Giant Little Ones, Pacific Northwest grabs Canadian rights to Michael Caine doc, and more.

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Production begins on Canadian Strain

TIFF 2018 Rising Star Jessica Salgueiro plays a newly out-of-business boutique marijuana dealer in the latest from Geordie Sabbagh.

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TIFF ’18: Werner Herzog to headline Doc Conference

Tantoo Cardinal will participate in TIFF’s Master Class program, while the Moguls program will see Dr. Stacy Smith present her findings on equity in film criticism.

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FIN Atlantic ’18: Audience of Chairs, Hopeless Romantic to world bow

Newfoundland-based director Deanne Foley will premiere two films at the fest, which will also screen Angelique’s Isle, Incredible Violence and a raft of other Canadian features.

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True Dating Stories gets a second date

Season two of LaRue Entertainment’s digital series will debut on CBC’s online platforms on Valentine’s Day 2019.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 30 to Aug. 5, 2018

The Amazing Race Canada tops the chart, followed by America’s Got Talent at #2 and Big Brother at #3, #4 and #6.

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In brief: TIFF unveils Primetime TV lineup

Plus: Wattpad inks a deal with Malaysia-based SVOD service iflix, Ricardo Trogi’s 1991 breaks $2 million at the Quebec box office, and more.

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Naveen Prasad named president of Vice Canada

The company has also entered into a content and media sales partnership with Bell Media that will see Viceland’s programming air across Bell Media’s platforms.

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CBC, Netflix renew Anne with an E

The drama got the greenlight for a third season, prior to its season two premiere on CBC this fall.

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Filming begins on Jay Baruchel’s Random Acts of Violence

The project, based on Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray’s graphic novel of the same name, is produced and distributed by Elevation Pictures.

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Big Bad Boo Studios’ 16 Hudson signs broadcast deals

TVOKids, Knowledge Kids, SRC Radio Canada and ICI TV have picked up the animated preschool series.

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Kew Media revenues hit $49.7M in Q2

While the production business is currently driving the majority of the company’s revenue, Kew said its distribution arm is expanding fast as it looks to upcoming markets.

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Feature-length musical Strike! set to film in Winnipeg

Cameras are scheduled to roll on the production next week, with Robert Adetuyi set to direct.