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Pinewood ramps up expansion plans in Toronto’s Port Lands

In addition to unveiling a new 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 cop flicks 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.

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Breakthrough grabs worldwide rights to Manson doc

Produced by Calgary’s Pyramid Productions, Charles Manson: The Final Words recently premiered on Reelz Channel in the U.S.

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Awards roundup: TFCA unveils best Canadian feature finalists

Plus: The Breadwinner, Alberta-shot Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale nab Golden Globe nominations.

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Secret Location cranks up the volume with Banger Films

A new VR experience co-produced by the Toronto companies takes viewers to the Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival in northern Germany.

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City of Toronto to purchase Showline Studios

The City is stepping in to maintain the filming complex after Canada Post acquired the facilities to turn them into parcel distribution centres.

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Deals: 9 Story, DHX, Blue Ant

9 Story Media sells more than 550 episodes of content internationally, plus more.

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Magali Simard joins the City of Toronto

After announcing her departure from TIFF earlier this week, Simard starts as the City’s film sector development officer Dec. 18.

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Letterkenny has it all ‘figgered’ out

A story of media, merch and microbrews: Letterkenny is Playback’s best-marketed TV brand of 2017.