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Rogers’ second quarter earnings slide


Overall revenue at the wireless, cable and media giant was virtually unchanged.

Why Gabrielle headlined a Sicilian seaside film festival


In a scene out of Cinema Paradiso, the open-air screening of Louise Archambault’s tearjerker came ahead of a roundtable discussion on coproductions at the Italian event.

CRTC approves DHX Media takeover of Family Channel


Few strings were attached by the regulator as it gave the Teletubbies owner change of ownership approval for its $170 million deal with Bell Media.

IMAX’s Q2 earnings climb as Hollywood’s summer B.O. falls


A growing international presence is helping IMAX offset a handful of disappointing performers at the box office.

Ron Mann’s Altman to screen in Venice


The Canadian director’s long-awaited ninth film chronicles the life of the late American director.

Canadian exports Backpackers, Seed pulled by The CW


The comedies failed to connect with the youth-skewing American network after bowing on July 14. (Seed pictured.)

How Andrew Cymek’s Dark Rising spawned a franchise


The veteran genre writer/director has a bigger budget and cast for Dark Rising: Warrior of Worlds, now airing on Super Channel.

Canada continues to wrest film, TV work from California: report


The California Film Commission blames Canada as it releases its latest annual progress report on the state’s film and TV tax credit program.

Mariela Besuievsky, Peter Gerard to keynote Strategic Partners


“She’s been through the trenches,” Strategic Partners’ Laura MacKenzie tells Playback of booking Spanish film producer Besuievsky to keynote the 2014 event.

Space sets main cast for Killjoys


British actor Hannah John-Kamen lands the lead role of Dutch, with Canadian actors Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane (pictured) also set to appear in the series.

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