Etan Vlessing

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Corus Entertainment swings to second quarter loss

The broadcaster posted a non-cash radio impairment charge of $130 million, while lowering earnings guidance due to “further economic headwinds” impacting advertising market confidence.

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Breakthrough Entertainment opens New York City office

The indie producer has hired Beth Fraikorn to oversee a push into the U.S. factual and reality TV market.

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Technicolor buys Mikros Image, including Montreal studio

The Montreal facility, which largely does feature animation for the French-based animation producer, recently completed work on the upcoming feature Le Petit Prince.

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Remstar pacts with L.A. producer on production division

Clark Peterson, producer on Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet for Salma Hayek will head up Remstar Studios, based in Los Angeles. (Peterson pictured.)

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Whites acquires Parallel Rentals amid industry consolidation

The deal for the Vancouver-based location equipment supply house follows William F. White and SIM Group busily buying up smaller players to provide one-stop shopping for producers.

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eOne bolsters U.S. unscripted TV division with first look deal

Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez’s production shingle Creature Films will develop and produce unscripted programming with the Canadian producer.

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Telefilm unveils coproduction guidelines for new treaties

The latest rule changes apply to treaty co-productions that came into effect after July 1, 2014, including the new Canada-India coproduction agreement.

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Phil McCordic returns to TV hosting roots at TVO

The on-air host and producer at the educational broadcaster is hosting an original kids TV show from Breakthrough Entertainment.

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Theresa Roberts to oversee eOne’s int’l film publicity

The London-based exec becomes SVP, publicity – production, international.

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Filmmakers, stars lobby to save Nova Scotia tax credit

The chorus to save Nova Scotia’s film and TV tax credit grows online, with the Trailer Park Boys and high-profile talent urging the government to reconsider its review.

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Heritage minister Shelly Glover to leave politics

The industry will get a new heritage minister after the next federal election (Glover pictured).

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Stephen Tapp headed to Stingray

The veteran broadcaster joins the digital music provider as it looks to continue expanding internationally as Canada opts for cable unbundling (Tapp pictured).