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U.S. TV stations pitch the CRTC on retransmission fees


“Why would we import just this fraction of your system,” regulatory chair Jean-Pierre Blais asked the Americans during the Let’s Talk TV hearing.

Mommy to represent Canada in Oscar race


Xavier Dolan’s Cannes award winner is being put forward to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

CRTC clashes with stonewalling Netflix at Let’s Talk TV hearings


Regulatory chair Jean-Pierre Blais repeatedly ordered the U.S. video streaming giant to confidentially provide key business data on its Canadian operations.

Canadian producers headed south for coproductions


Canadians are headed to Brazil and Los Cabos following Strategic Partners’ spotlight on Latin America at its 17th edition, which wrapped on Sept. 14.

Elevation Pictures’ post-TIFF picks


The distributor has picked up two high-profile acquisition titles for the Canadian market.

California signs new $330 million tax credit program into law


The new incentives pot is up sharply from $100 million in annual funding.

Stingray Digital cries foul on CRTC’s proposed skinny basic


“It would be sad if Galaxy…became a collateral victim of this new regulatory framework,” Stingray head Eric Boyko told the regulator during Thursday’s Let’s Talk TV hearing.

Caitlin Fryers wins U.S. Sir Peter Ustinov TV scriptwriting award


The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will honour the screenwriter at the International Emmy World Television Festival in November.

W orders NHL WAGs series from Bristow Global Media


Anger Management star Noureen DeWulf and Nicole Brown, wife of LA Kings star Dustin Brown, top-line the docu-series about pro hockey wives and girlfriends. (Julie Bristow pictured.)

Third season of Motive starts shooting in Vancouver


Victor Garber, Jessica Lowndes and Luisa D’Oliveira will guest star in the detective procedural.

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WIFT @ TIFF 2014

WIFT @ TIFF 2014 - Jordan Canning, alumna of the WIFT-T Development Incubator and director of the feature We Were Wolves, featured in the TIFF Discovery series

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