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Netflix picks up Peacock Alley’s ‘Cheating Death’

Season one of the Timothy Caulfield-hosted docuseries will launch in North America on Sept. 28.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Sept. 11 to 17, 2018

Ozark comes in at #1, followed by Toronto-shot productions The Handmaid’s Tale and Star Trek: Discovery landing at #5 and #6, respectively.

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Deals: Kew Media, Cineflix Rights, Elevation, Blue Ant

Kew Media inks a three-year distribution deal with Channel 5 for a trio of scripted properties, Blue Ant to air BBC Studios’ wildlife series Dynasties in simulcast, plus more.

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Canadian short Milk to get feature treatment via New Line

Santiago Menghini will direct the feature adaption of his award-winning film, with The Nun‘s James Wan producing.

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CFC unveils 2018 Prime Time recipients

Michael Rinaldi, Jessica Meya and Sophia Fabiilli are among the six up-and-coming creatives selected for the annual program.

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FIN Atlantic ’18: Audience of Chairs picks up four prizes

At the close of the fest, Deanne Foley’s project nabbed awards for best film and best direction, while best documentary went to Renee Blanchar’s Nos Hommes Dans L’Ouest.

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McGlynn, de Pencier in the running for DGC’s feature film prize

Kyle Rideout and Keith Behrman round out the list for the annual award, while the guild also announced its Discovery nominees.

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Bell Media sets the stage for The Launch

The singing competition, which will return for a second season in early 2019, has added Sarah McLachlan as a celebrity mentor.

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Atomic Cartoons to produce Princesses Wear Pants

The Vancouver animation company has optioned the rights to Today Show anchor Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim’s best-selling book series for TV.

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Ricky Zoom races onto TV

The new animated preschool series from eOne will premiere in spring/summer 2019 in France, Italy and LatAm.

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Telefilm picks Sophie Dupuis’ Chien de garde for Oscar race

The Quebec filmmaker’s debut feature is produced by Etienne Hansez and distributed by Axia Films.

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Nelvana greenlights trio of preschool shows

Head of development Athena Georgaklis dishes on the innovations that moved Mr. King, P.U.R.S.T. Secret Agent Binky and Miss Persona to the top of the slate.

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In brief: CAVCO to publish list of all certified projects

Plus: eOne CEO Darren Throop re-elected to the company’s board, Danishka Esterhazy’s Level 16 (pictured) set for Fantastic Fest world premiere, and more.

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Cineplex adding more immersive cinemas across Canada

The cinema giant is expanding its partnership with CJ 4DPLEX to add up to 13 new 4DX locations.

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Jonesin’ swings into production

Produced by Calgary’s Full Swing Productions, the dark comedy stars Brandon Sklenar and Lethal Weapon‘s Kristen Gutoskie.