Jordan Pinto

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The future of Canadian cinema in an OTT world

From Playback magazine: As the streaming revolution continues to reshape the map, filmmakers and producers are left to figure out where they fit into an ever-changing market.

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Jennifer Harkness joins Blue Ant Studios

The veteran factual executive has been appointed to the newly created position of SVP, unscripted content.

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APTN enters Canadian OTT market with lumi

The ad-free service, launched this week and priced at $4.99 a month, offers a catalogue of original APTN shows such as First Contact, Taken and The Other Side.

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Allarco brings anti-piracy lawsuit against four Canadian retailers

The Super Channel parent co alleges that Best Buy, Staples, Canada Computers and London Drugs are engaging in sales practices that encourage content piracy.

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TIFF ’19: Antigone, Twentieth Century win big as festival wraps

Meanwhile Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit won the People’s Choice Award and Chloe Robichaud’s Delphine won best Canadian short film.

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Programmer Profile: Netflix independent film

Playback magazine caught up with Netflix’s Ian Bricke to discuss the streamer’s strategy for original independent films and its Canadian production plans.

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More investment needed to stimulate Canada’s formats biz

Factual execs gathered at Content Canada to discuss the health of the domestic formats business and explore ways to nurture more export-ready hit formats.

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Programmer Profile: CBC Films

Senior director of CBC Films Mehernaz Lentin discusses what the pubcaster’s rebranded features banner is looking for and how indie producers can get on her radar.

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Blood Quantum’s decade-long wait for a zeitgeist moment

How the team behind the Indigenous genre flick persevered and plotted a course to take the $5.2-million film to Shudder, TIFF and around the globe.

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Funders unite for workshop geared toward diverse creators

The One-Stop Funding Workshop gathers industry funders, including CMF, Telefilm, CBC and IPF, to discuss how they jointly finance content.

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Kew-backed prodco Awesome enters production on first drama

Kew Media Distribution will begin shopping the two-hour ghost story, The Small Hand, at MIPCOM next month.

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TIFF ’19: Robert Lantos discusses ‘most challenging’ film, The Song of Names

The Serendipity Point Films head talks about bringing the $22-million period drama to screen, redressing Budapest as 1940s London and his upcoming film and TV projects.