Jordan Pinto

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Canadian Academy makes significant rules and regs changes for 2020

On the film side, the committee charged with picking the nominations for best picture will expand to include distributors, critics and programmers.

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TIFF ’19: Crave original Once Were Brothers to open the festival

The Daniel Roher-directed project becomes the first Canadian documentary to open TIFF in its 44-year history.

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Digi-media titles from Shaftesbury, Cream land CMF coin

In a $12-million funding round, the CMF also announced the recipients of its Francophone Minority Program, including $1.4 million for Manito Media’s drama series Edgar.

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Gusto sells 190 hours of programming to Z Living Network

The expanded deal with the U.S. network includes Road Grill, Cook Like a Chef, Junk Brothers and The Edible Road Show.

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Schitt’s Creek shines with four Emmy nominations

The CBC half-hour comedy was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, while Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara are also up for individual acting prizes. (Story updated with full list of Canadian nominees).

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Family Feud, Blades get premiere dates as CBC cements fall schedule

Family Feud Canada is set for a December launch, while Northern Rescue, which launched on CBC Gem and Netflix earlier in the year, makes its linear debut on Wednesday nights.

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LaRue grows T.O. team as cross-border strategy comes into focus

Matt King and Andrew Ferguson discuss LaRue’s L.A. outpost, its latest digi series for CBC Gem, new lines of business and adding James Milward to its board of directors.

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Eagle Vision heads into production on Deco Dawson’s Diaspora

The Winnipeg-shot feature, which is voiced in 50 languages and contains no subtitles, represents a return to filmmaking for acclaimed Manitoba director Deco Dawson.

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Watts on the Grill renewed for season two

Twelve new episodes of the culinary series will air on Bell Media’s rebranded CTV Life channel later in the year.

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France’s Newen takes majority stake in Reel One

Founder and CEO Tom Berry will continue to hold a minority stake in the Montreal-based company, which specializes in the production and licensing of scripted MOWs.

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Northwood Entertainment looks to ‘Thunder Bay’ for its next project

Miranda de Pencier’s prodco is partnering with Canadaland to adapt its true-crime podcast examining racism, division, fear and corruption in Thunder Bay.

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Industry innovator Andra Sheffer to retire from IPF

After 28 years at the helm of the Independent Production Fund, Sheffer will hand over the reins to Jon Taylor at the end of the year.