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Tricon hires Frank Saperstein for kids & family division


The former eOne exec will spearhead a charge into animation and scripted programming after a focus on reality and event series.

Syfy’s 12 Monkeys to shoot in Toronto


The adventure thriller is the latest series from the U.S. cable channel to shoot in Canada, following Helix, Ascension and Defiance. (12 Monkeys star Aaron Stanford pictured)

Tales From the Organ Trade to vie for Grierson Trust award


The nomination continues Ric Esther Bienstock’s fruitful awards season for the documentary about the shadowy world of black market organ trafficking.

Richard Chevolleau, Lisa Berry join 19-2 cast


The Bravo police drama is shooting its second second in Montreal.

Guru Studio gets digital with Guru Arcade


The Toronto studio is looking to develop original digital IP and brand extensions for TV series.

Canadian contingent unveiled for Locarno


Simone Rapisarda Casanova’s The Creation of Meaning, a Italy-Canada coproduction, will screen in the Cineasti del presente competition.

Canada shines with coproduction cred in Sicily


Hammering out a coproduction to shoot a film or TV project in picturesque Italy can be a challenge. Who are you going to call? Enter the Canadians.

Child actor protections bill reintroduced in Ontario


An earlier version of the bill died on the order paper when a provincial election was called this spring.

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.

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