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Hot Docs unveils $2M fund for Canadian, international doc makers

The new program, Hot Docs Partners, aims to connect financiers with feature-length projects, with Toronto’s Blue Ice Docs signing on as the lead investor.

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Hot Docs, Netflix partner on Canadian Storytellers Project

The five-year initiative aims to create funding and professional-development opportunities for under-represented documentary filmmakers.

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Bron adds to exec teams in Vancouver, L.A.

Among the hires is the former director of finance at Force Four, Priscila Costa Lima, who joins the company as SVP, corporate finance.

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Bell Media, Motion Content say yes to Where To I Do? season two

The inaugural project produced through the companies’ original programming pact has been renewed ahead of its season one premiere on Gusto.

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Pinewood T.O. president Blake Steels resigns

Steels joined the studio as director of client services in 2009 before being upped to president in 2011.

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Zone 3 format When a Designer Knocks sells to Denmark

The interior design series, which airs in Canada on Canal Vie, is being adapted for the local market by Nordisk Film TV.

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Northern Banner picks up Cory Bowles’ Black Cop

The acquisition comes two months after Samuel Goldwyn Films took the U.S. distribution rights to the psychological drama.

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Sinking Ship’s Endlings set for Hulu, CBC

The sci-fi adventure series has also been pre-sold to a number of international broadcasters, including CBBC in the U.K. and Universal Kids in the U.S.


Quebec English-language production hit new low in 2015/16: report

Theatrical production volatility and steady decreases in TV production have contributed to the declines, according to a new report from the Quebec English-language Production Council.

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Trade mission debrief: coproducing with China

Producers returning from Canadian Heritage’s recent mission touted the vast opportunities for collaboration, but highlighted the urgent need for a TV copro treaty.

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Canadian Cinema Editors unveil 2018 nominees

Editors behind Unarmed Verses (pictured), Cardinal, Kim’s Convenience and 22 Chaser are among those in the running for prizes.

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CRTC sets date for public hearing on multi-ethnic TV

The commission will look at eight proposals for channels that could potentially replace Rogers’ OMNI Regional.