Etan Vlessing

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Shaw Media orders fourth season of Vikings for History

The Canada-Ireland coproduction returns on both sides of the border following a successful third season to date.

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B.C. film and TV production booming, says Creative B.C.

For the year to March 1, 2015, the provincial agency issued 261 tax credits for an estimated $1.84 billion in provincial production expenditures.

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A71 takes Canadian rights to the Cocksure Lads Movie

The acquisition came as Murray Foster’s musical comedy opened the Canadian Film Festival in Toronto. (Foster pictured.)

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Canadian cord-cutting rose sharply in 2014: Report

Major Canadian TV providers last year lost a record 65,000 TV subscribers, Boon Dog Professional Service’s latest research reveals.

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Just For Laughs Gags clears syndication in 75% of U.S. market

The Canadian hidden camera gag series already airs in 135 countries worldwide.

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Ricky Gervais’ Special Correspondents to shoot in Toronto

The movie for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will shoot in Toronto this spring.

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BCE loses appeals court bid to retain mobile TV pricing

The Federal Court of Appeal in a March 23 decision said “Bell has not established that it will suffer irreparable harm” if the mobile TV service is banned until the case is heard.

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Candy Factory takes U.S. rights to Cruel and Unusual

Merlin Dervisevic’s feature directorial debut was the 21st film to come out of the CFC Features program.

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How the CRTC called the Americans’ bluff with cable pick-and-pay

The regulator is betting the Americans’ challenge against Canadian cable unbundling at the Let’s Talk TV hearings will dissipate and most U.S. services will remain in Canada.

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Turbo Kid wins SXSW Midnighters audience award

The action comedy, directed by Montreal collective Roadkill Superstar, will be released in Canada in November 2015.