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Highway Entertainment joins Revolution

The Omnicom Media-owned prodco is partnering with Quebecor Content and Fair-Play to shop the dance-series format internationally.

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Blue Ant sells 300 hours of content globally

General Purpose Entertainment’s Post My Party and Cream Productions’ The Weapon Hunter are among the series heading overseas.

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B.C.’s Okanagan Studio for sale

Despite the closure, film commissioner Jon Summerland says the region is prepped for a busy year ahead.

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CSA’s ’18: Anne, Kim’s Convenience, Cardinal lead TV noms

The CBC/Netflix drama topped the list with 13 nominations, while there were also strong showings from fellow newcomers Mary Kills People and Alias Grace.

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CSAs ’18: Never Steady Never Still, Ava top CSA film noms

Four of the seven best-picture nominations hail from female directors, including Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner and Aisling Walsh’s Maudie.

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Indiecan preps 100th Canadian release, Monolith

In releasing Ivan Silvestrini’s latest feature, indie-film entrepreneur Avi Federgreen also hits a milestone achievement for his company.

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The role of film programmers in a post-Weinstein world

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival Industry summit got underway with a panel examining how programmers and audiences should treat the work of those facing abuse allegations.

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Blue Ant bolsters sales team

Julio Sobral joins the Toronto media company’s Global Networks division, heading up its Latin America and U.S.-Hispanic sales teams.

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Maslany earns two ACTRA Toronto nominations

Orphan Black‘s talent continues to rack up recognition as its final run hits awards season and The Breadwinner‘s Saara Chaudry earns another nod for her voice work.

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Head of film at Kew Media departs

Jamie Carmichael has left the Toronto-based content company, while Jennifer Askin joins as a VP of sales, distribution.

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Deals: Big Cedar Films, Super Channel, Bell Media

Flame Distribution picks up the worldwide rights to Big Cedar Films’ mystery doc, The Missing Tourist, and more.

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Awards roundup: Winning streak continues for Handmaid’s Tale

Plus: Jean-Marc Vallee, Jeremy Podeswa and Anne director Niki Caro pick up Director’s Guild of America noms.

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How Canadians feel about Netflix, conventional channels

While most Canadians identify CTV as their “favourite” channel, satisfaction with Netflix is on the rise.

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9 Story buys Out of the Blue

The New York-based children’s media co was founded by Blues Clues co-creator Angela Santomero and former Nick exec Samantha Freeman.

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Omnifilm to produce BritBox’s first original drama

Michael MacLennan is attached as showrunner on the Canadian series Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, with Kew Media handing international distribution.