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TMN reveals upcoming doc slate

The Bell Media pay TV channel revealed a raft of projects in various stages of development and production, including eOne’s Out of the Mouths.

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Shaw to close three community TV stations, 70 jobs affected

A new funding model will see Shaw reallocate $10 million annually to Global News to support local news coverage in Western Canada.

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Production wraps on Russell Peters series

Four-part scripted comedy The Indian Detective shot in South Africa, India and finally Canada, where filming wrapped in Toronto this week.

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Photo gallery: WGC Awards 2017

Take a peek at what went down at Koerner Hall on Monday night as the Writers Guild of Canada celebrated the best in the business.

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In Brief: Fish the Dish nabs prestigious prize

NFB producer Selwyn Jacob was recognized for his body of work, plus more news.

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EyeSteelFilm heads to Hot Docs with largest-ever slate

With five films at this year’s festival, the Montreal prodco talks about the challenges of managing long-haul projects.

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New OTT product coming from BCE

The new offering was announced on Bell’s Q1 call, where the company also revealed the financial impact of the simsub rule changes.

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Epic Studios drops on YouTube

The iThentic, Farmhouse Productions and duopoly-made series is tapping YouTube star EpicLLOYD’s 500,000 followers to find an audience.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, April 10 to 16, 2017

Playoff hockey won the #2 spot, while MasterChef Canada landed at #16 and Big Brother Canada at #21.

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Proper Rights sells more than 250 hours of programming

The Toronto-based unscripted distributor has inked deals with international broadcasters for Last Stop Garage, Vegas Rat Rods and other series.

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Boat Rocker, MarcoPolo team up

The exclusive deal will see both companies partner on new original animated television and digital series for preschoolers.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films April 14 to 20, 2017

C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier is at #1, with Maudie at #2 and Ballerina at #3.

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Mark Musselman departs Serendipity Point

The exec producer reflects on 18 years with the Toronto prodco, the challenges of making Canadian films and gives his outlook for the industry.

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How to Buy a Baby filming in T.O.

The IPF-backed web series about infertility is written by Wendy Litner and produced by Lauren Corber’s LoCo Motion Pictures.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films April 14 to 20, 2017

The Fate of the Furious takes the top spot, followed by The Boss Baby at #2 and Beauty and the Beast at #3.