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Jennifer Beals joins cast of Full Out


The Flashdance star joins Sean Cisterna’s comeback movie now shooting in Toronto.

YTV renews Undercover High for second season


The General Purpose Entertainment prank show is hosted by Lisa Gilroy (pictured).

Rivals Netflix, Rogers team up for Canadian drama Between


Strange bedfellows: City, Netflix, and shomi back a six-part survival thriller from writer/director Michael McGowan.

Mommy passes $2M Canadian box office mark


The Xavier Dolan-directed film is also a hit in France.

MIPCOM: Why Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell shot scenes in Quebec


The BBC/Space miniseries diverged from common European-Canadian copro structures with location shooting in Quebec. (Series co-star Eddie Marsan pictured.)

MIPCOM: FanTrust president wins Lego Twitter pitch contest


Catherine Warren, head of the digital ent consultancy, is to collaborate with Lego execs on a concept to send disused toys from kids in the developed world to peers in the emerging world.

D Films inks output deal with Blumhouse International


The agreement covers all movies outside of Jason Blum’s first-look deal with Universal. (Blumhouse title Insidious pictured)

BCE financial chief Siim Vanaselja to retire


Glen LeBlanc, CFO of Bell Aliant, will succeed Vanaselja (pictured) in spring 2015.

MIPCOM: Bell Media pacts with Mark Burnett, Omnicom for formats


The joint venture includes MGM’s United Artists Media Group and Hearst Entertainment. (Phil King, president, CTV, sports, and entertainment programming at Bell Media pictured.)

Eugene Levy on why Canadian comedy doesn’t need Americanizing


MIPCOM: Funny is funny, the Hollywood comic actor told Playback Daily while promoting Schitt’s Creek to international buyers in Cannes. (Eugene and Dan Levy pictured.)

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