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Polly Pocket locks in new broadcast deals

Universal Kids has picked up season one and a just-greenlit season two of the toy-inspired show from DHX and Mattel.

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Seven Canadian titles set for Frontieres at Fantasia

Projects from Colonelle Films, Pat Mills (Don’t Talk to Irene) and Jeremy Lutter (The Hollow Child) are among some of the copro market’s official selections.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 4 to 10, 2019

Black Mirror takes the top spot, followed by Lucifer at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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How can Canada’s TV industry compel creatives to stay?

Canadian screenwriter expats share why they left to work in the U.S. and how the market is ready for new stories, even if decision-makers aren’t.

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Telefilm, Talent Fund lift lid on 2019/20 Talent to Watch

This year’s program will support a total of 31 English- and French- language projects, made up of 28 feature films and three web formats.

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Recent activism alters how execs think about kids content

Children across the world have taken inspiration from the story of teenage activist Greta Thunberg, and networks have been taking note.

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In Brief: Groupe Juste pour rire adds to exec team

Plus, Not Your Panda wins Best Canadian Film at Breakthroughs, in addition to nabbing a distributors attention, while a former Disney exec joins eOne.

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Tatiana Maslany to voice new Orphan Black audiobook series

The episodic series will be released on audio platform Serial Box, in collaboration with Temple Street.

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5 to Watch reminder

The deadline to submit your Playback 5 to Watch nominee survey is June 19. Click here to access the survey directly. (Free to view)

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CTV’s Transplant goes to camera

The medical drama, produced by Sphere Media Plus, is in production until Nov. 2019 and is set to air in the 2019/20 broadcast season.

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Michelle Lovretta isn’t afraid of moving on

The Killjoys and Lost Girl creator shares her philosophy on mentoring up-and-coming showrunners.

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Netflix commits funds for the next generation of Indigenous creators

The streamer announced three new partnerships with imagineNATIVE, the Indigenous Screen Office and Wapikoni Mobile at the Banff World Media Festival.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 27 to June 2, 2019

Private Eyes comes in at #7, followed by MasterChef Canada at #9 and Island of Bryan at #14.

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CMF reorganizes exec team

The organization has unveiled two new positions and made a number of promotions, including upping Sandra Collins to COO.

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Banff ’19: Is Rome burning for the Canadian broadcast industry?

Corus head Doug Murphy says Canada has three to five years to fix its regulatory environment or there will be severe consequences for the sector.