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The Blue Ant Media-owned digital studio will develop the novel into a one-hour series.

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Cameras rolling on Mary Kills People season two

New episodes of the Cameron Pictures and eOne drama will premiere on Global in winter 2018.

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In Brief: Canadian projects selected for New York TV fest

Plus: The Ontario government is investing in culture sector training and Hot Docs is partnering on a London, U.K. screening series.

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eOne ups Carolyn Newman to SVP of scripted for U.S.

The former VP of development and production at Sphere Media will oversee the global studio’s U.S. slate.

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marblemedia to relaunch Just Like Mom

The remake of the popular 1980s game show is set to debut in Canada and the U.S. in January 2018.

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Spin Master hires pair of entertainment execs

Jamie Whitney and Alex Soto join Spin Master Entertainment as the division works to develop new global properties.

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CMPA names Jason Lee VP, BC Industrial Relations

The former VP of business and legal affairs at Seven24 joins the association this fall.

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Gravitas Ventures takes global rights to NFB doc Bluefin

The California-based distributor and sales agent is handling international sales on the project, except in Canada where the NFB is distributing.

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Skinny basic’s appeal is still slim: report

Plus, a separate report found that Canada’s BDUs lost 100,000 customers in the first six months of 2017.

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What’s in demand online?

We’ve launched a new Hot Sheet that measures what Canadians are watching and talking about on the internet.

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Martin Carrier named president, CEO at Frima

The former Warner Bros. Games VP and studio head takes the reins at the Quebec-based digital studio from acting CEO Christian Daigle.

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Atlantic International Film Fest announces full lineup

Matthew Atkinson’s Room for Rent and Michael Melski’s The Child Remains are among the Canadian titles that will screen at the Halifax fest.

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Telefilm, Birks to honour Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Mina Shum

Screenwriter Sherry White, director Catherine Bainbridge (pictured) and actor Amanda Brugel are also among this year’s recipients.

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CBC unveils Frankie Drake, Stats of Life premiere dates

The pubcaster confirmed The Detectives, produced by Montreal’s WAM Media, will move to the winter schedule.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 31 to Aug. 6, 2017

Amazing Race Canada tops the chart, with Saving Hope in the #9 spot.