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Aeon Studio Group eyes Hamilton production hub

Aeon says it plans to build 500,000 square feet of studio space, with around one-third of that becoming operational within a year.

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Telefilm awards $1.3M to three Quebec films

The funds are provided through Telefilm’s selective production program, with recent Oscar nominee Marianne Farley (pictured) among the recipients.

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Colonelle Films pairs with Woods Entertainment on drama feature

Like a House on Fire, written and directed by Jesse Noah Klein, is in production in Toronto until July 15.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 7 to 13, 2019

Aladdin takes the top spot, followed by The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Dark Phoenix at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 7 to 13, 2019

La femme de mon frere comes in at #1, followed by The Grizzlies at #2 and Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind at #3.

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Deals: MK2|Mile End, Gusto, 9 Story

Palme d’Or winner Parasite (pictured) is headed to Canada via a distribution deal with MK2|Mile End, while Gusto expands its U.S. presence.

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Pubcasters unite as shared challenges intensify

CBC’s Catherine Tait and ABC Australia’s Michael Carrington discuss the growing importance of international collaboration as public broadcasters face mounting pressures.

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Photo Gallery: 2019 Banff World Media Festival

See the international film and TV executives, producers and stars who came out to celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary.

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Cream to revisit The Age of Samurai for Netflix, Smithsonian Canada

Simon George will showrun the docuseries on the warlords of feudal Japan, while Cream Productions’ David Brady (pictured) serves as an executive producer.

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imagineNATIVE hires Niki Little and Naomi Johnson for senior roles

The organization also announced that Jason Ryle has been promoted to executive director.

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Parade Media, Omnifilm ink content pact

Through the deal, Parade Media will distribute factual programs like Jade Fever (pictured) and Wild Bear Rescue in Latin America.

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Polly Pocket locks in new broadcast deals

Universal Kids has picked up season one and a just-greenlit season two of the toy-inspired show from DHX and Mattel.

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Seven Canadian titles set for Frontieres at Fantasia

Projects from Colonelle Films, Pat Mills (Don’t Talk to Irene) and Jeremy Lutter (The Hollow Child) are among some of the copro market’s official selections.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 4 to 10, 2019

Black Mirror takes the top spot, followed by Lucifer at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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Recent activism alters how execs think about kids content

Children across the world have taken inspiration from the story of teenage activist Greta Thunberg, and networks have been taking note.