Jordan Pinto

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Bellevue

WGN America acquires Bellevue

The eight-part CBC drama will premiere on the U.S. cable channel in 2018.

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TIFF ’17: Borg/McEnroe to open the festival

The Sweden/Denmark/Finland copro about one of the most intense rivalries in the history of tennis is the opening night gala film.

The Wasting

Indiecan nabs North American rights to The Wasting

The psychological thriller from writer/director Carolyn Saunders is set for release in 2018.

Mary Kills People

Lifetime renews Mary Kills People

The eOne and Cameron Pictures series will return to the A+E Networks channel for a second season in early 2018.

Dragula

OUTtv takes Dragula to television

The LGBTQ channel has commissioned a second season of the show, after season one drew almost 850,000 views on YouTube.

The Wiggles

Deals: Corus, Raven Banner, Portfolio

Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse inks a wide-ranging deal with Australian Broadcasting Corporation for its preschool property The Wiggles, plus more.

Connor Gaston

TIFF ’17: Gaston, Mack, Roessler named to Talent Lab

The filmmakers are among 10 selected to participate in the Toronto festival’s annual artistic development program.

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CBC, Proper Television bake Canadian DNA into U.K. format

CBC’s Jennifer Dettman and Proper’s Cathie James on tailoring the hit series for domestic audiences, the importance of casting and learning from other international remakes.

Love Nature

Love Nature eyes 4K expansion at home and abroad

The Canadian channel is now available entirely in 4K via Videotron, with Blue Ant set to announce further deals with cable carriers in the coming months.

MasterChef Canada

MasterChef Canada heads to season five on CTV

The Proper TV-produced culinary series received the greenlight on the back of robust ratings, drawing 1.4 million viewers to its season four finale episode.

Kiss and Cry

KCP Loft eyes more screen-to-page adaptations

The Corus-owned publisher acquired the rights to the life story of Carley Allison, which Mythic Productions adapted for the screen in the feature film Kiss and Cry.

Justin McConnell

Unstable Ground, Federgreen Entertainment pact on Lifechanger

Raven Banner and Texas-based Uncork’d Entertainment will distribute the horror in Canada and the U.S. respectively, with production scheduled to begin in October.