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CMF’s cross-country consultation set for 18 cities this fall

Focus groups will give stakeholders the chance to weigh in on how evolving market conditions and a challenging regulatory environment will affect CMF’s funding programs in the future.

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DHX names new managing director for WildBrain

Former regional head of Vevo Jon Gisby joins the London, U.K.-based digital network.

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Sonoda sets to work on next feature

Warren P. Sonoda will soon start shooting Things I Do For Money, produced by Federgreen Entertainment and Filmcoop, in Hamilton, ON.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand July 10 to 16, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale leads the list, followed by Queer Eye at #2 and Orange Is The New Black coming in at #3.

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Squeeze’s Cracke lands China distribution

The quirky animated series has already landed a deal with Chinese SVOD giant Tencent.

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In brief: CMF, Ireland relaunch codev program

TLN Media Group launches new magazine series, NSI names its Online Short Film Fest winners, plus more.

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Production starts on Louise Archambault’s third feature

The Gabrielle director’s next project is adapted from Jocelyne Saucier’s award-winning 2011 novel, Il Pleuvait Des Oiseaux.

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Canadian Academy adopts new regs ahead of 2019 CSAs

Among a number of changes for film, TV and digital media, the Academy reduced the number of nominations in the Best Motion Picture category.

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Building new Frontieres for women in genre film

Executive director Lindsay Peters discusses the growth and successes of the genre market’s programs for women and emerging talents.

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Cartoon Network preps DHX Media’s Mega Man

The new video game-based series will debut next month following WildBrain’s launch of a YouTube fan hub for the show.

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Who is Canada’s new Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez?

The Quebec MP will be a front-and-centre presence with industry stakeholders, as he stickhandles a number of important initiatives underway.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 2 to 8, 2018

The Amazing Race Canada wins the top spot, followed by Private Eyes at #9 and Toronto-shot The Handmaid’s Tale at #19.

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Production begins on Soska sisters’ Rabid remake

Produced by Back 40 Pictures, the remake stars Laura Vandervoort and Ben Hollingsworth.

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eOne to adapt comic Skin&Earth

Written and illustrated by Canadian singer-songwriter Lights, the comic will be adapted for television, in addition to digital and gaming content.

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Quebec MP Pablo Rodriguez takes over Heritage as Joly shuffled out

Joly, whose tenure has included 2017′s Creative Canada policy and the review of the Broadcast and Telecommunications Acts, is being moved to the tourism and official languages portfolio.