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B.C. producer Arvi Liimatainen dies at 68

During a career that spanned four decades, Liimatainen worked on Canadian films and TV series including CBC dramas Da Vinci’s Inquest and Intelligence.

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Netflix backs National School of Humour screenwriting program

The new initiative is part of the $25 million development fund that Netflix pledged to invest in Canadian creators and talent.

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Daily Planet to end after 23 years

Bell Media said the cancellation reflects the financial pressures of increasing competition and regulatory uncertainty.

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Schitt’s Creek gets U.S. syndication

Debmar-Mercury will handle syndication deals with local TV stations across the country, with off-network episodes set to begin airing in 2020.

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Super Channel, Hulu acquire The Other Guy

The half-hour comedy is produced by Aquarius Films and eOne’s Australian TV unit.

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eOne posts strong growth in TV, family as film revenues slide

The company posted overall year-end revenues of $1.77 billion, with its TV and family segments growing by 19% and 56%, respectively.

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Deals: Nelvana, Minds Eye, Guru Studio

Minds Eye Entertainment has inked a deal with Redbox for the U.S. release of its feature The Humanity Bureau, plus more.

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eOne builds out Canadian development slate with book-based IP

Among those projects is an adaptation of Nathan Ripley’s thriller Find You in the Dark, with Patrick Tarr attached as showrunner.

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Kew Media revenues hit $39.8M in Q1

CEO Steven Silver said the company is still assessing opportunities for acquisitions in both the production and talent spaces.

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Shaftesbury looks to the future with CLAIREvoyant

Co-created and starred in by Carmilla lead Natasha Negovanlis, the digital series aims to migrate fans of the vampire property onto her latest project.

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Nanci MacLean named president of Pinewood Toronto Studios

Bell Media also made a number of additions to senior management and the board of directors as it completed its acquisition of a majority stake in the studio.

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Robin Neinstein leaving Corus to join Netflix

Neinstein, who currently serves as manager of original content, scripted, factual and kids at Corus, will join the streamer’s physical production team next month.