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CFC names Cineplex film program residents

Brooke Banning, Evren Boisjoli and Isa Benn are among the 19 producers, writers, editors and directors chosen for the annual Cineplex Entertainment Film Program.

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Deals: PNP, Blue Ant Media, Sinking Ship

Vancouver’s Pacific Northwest Pictures nabs the Canadian rights to Girls of The Sun (pictured), plus more.

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CBC cancels On the Money

The pubcaster said the cancellation comes as it redirects more of its financial resources toward its digital platforms.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand June 12 to 18, 2018

13 Reasons Why tops the list, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale (pictured) at #2 and Sense8 at #3.

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IPF backs 17 scripted digital projects

She Said Films’ Running With Violet, LoCo Motion Pictures’ How to Buy a Baby and LaRue Entertainment’s The Amazing Gayl Pile were among the recipients.

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Crown and Anchor aims to show a darker side of Newfoundland

The feature film, which makes its Canadian premiere at the Nickel Independent Film Festival in St. John’s, is written by Newfoundlanders Matt Wells and Michael and Andrew Rowe.

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In brief: Technicolor adds to Toronto VFX team

Plus: The documentary channel boards the NSI’s IndigiDocs, Jasper Savage’s Jessica, Jessica nabs two awards at the 2018 Breakthroughs film fest and more.

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Frontieres adds Canadian projects to official selection

Fantasia’s international copro market for genre projects has also added a new pitch and development session for emerging filmmakers from the Arctic.

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Netflix picks up Pixcom’s Vertige

The psychological thriller, which is currently being adapted in France, is now available on the streamer’s Canadian service.

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Instagram launches long-form video app

IGTV will showcase influencer videos, including a cooking show from the most-followed creator on the platform, Lele Pons.

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Coroner gets to work in T.O.

Creator Morwyn Brebner and director/producer Adrienne Mitchell discuss how the new Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Films drama reflects Toronto today.

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Jennifer Twiner McCarron named Thunderbird CEO

She remains CEO of Thunderbird’s growing animation division, Atomic Cartoons.

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NFB reports progress on Indigenous Action Plan

The producer has committed to investing 15% of its spend on Indigenous-directed projects by 2020.

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Knowledge Network greenlights Lark docuseries

Executive produced by Lark’s Louise Clark and Erin Haskett, the 10-part docuseries will follow dispatchers at BC Emergency Health Services.

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Bell Fund marks 20 years with a new mandate

From Playback magazine: With a new directive from the CRTC, the funder had to overhaul its programs and adapt to an ever-changing industry.