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KOTV drama Plan B acquired in format deal

German prodco Pantaleon Films picked up the remake rights to the French-language series.

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Network Media Group names new exec chairman

Frank Anderson will lead the board of the Vancouver-based company, which recently produced feature-length doc I Am Heath Ledger for Spike TV in the U.S and TMN in Canada.

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How Sinking Ship’s Annedroids broke the mould

Playback’s Kids Show of the Year used a groundbreaking idea for a female lead to sell the sci-fi STEM series globally.

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eOne signs first-look deal with King Bee Productions

The deal to develop and produce scripted TV marks the global studio’s latest partnership with high-profile creative talent.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 2017

The Indian Detective is at #5, with Rick Mercer Report at #22 and Vikings at #27.

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LevelFilm picks up Prodigals

The third feature from director Michelle Ouellett will get a spring 2018 theatrical release in Canada.

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Filmmaker and animator Grant Munro dies at 94

Munro spent nearly five decades at the National Film Board of Canada, with credits including stop-motion film Toys and anthology short Christmas Cracker.

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Pinewood ramps up expansion plans in Toronto’s Port Lands

As well as unveiling a 27,500-square-foot, $6-million facility, the studio intends to add a further 66,000 square feet of sound stages in 2019.

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Les Films Seville’s sequel successes

A pair of police comedies helped Playback’s Distributor of the Year thrive in an increasingly challenging exhibition market.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Dec. 1 to 7, 2017

Junior Majeur is at #9, with Coco at #1 and Justice League at #2.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Dec. 1 to 7, 2017

Junior Majeur is at #1, followed by The Man Who Invented Christmas at #2 and Pieds nus dans l’aube at #3.

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CBC has hit its reach targets. What’s next?

The pubcaster reached some of its 2020 goals early, but it’s still looking ahead at better engagement and analytics.

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Photo Gallery: Shaftesbury’s Holiday Open House

Shaftesbury kicked off the festive season with a star-studded party at its Toronto office.

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Jay Switzer named to Order of Canada

The longtime industry exec and current chair of Hollywood Suite was honoured at a private ceremony in Toronto.

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City unveils mid-season lineup

Season one of Versailles joins the schedule, on top of new series LA to Vegas and The Resident.