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Corus Studios inks first worldwide deal with Netflix

The streamer has picked up global rights to the unscripted series Rust Valley Restorers, produced by Mayhem Entertainment in association with Corus.

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D Films placed in receivership

CEO Jim Sherry has resigned and the company’s operations have ended, with select staff being kept on to assist with the receivership process.

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Disney+ sets Nov. 12 for Canada launch

The streaming service will cost $8.99 a month and is expected to debut with 10 original titles, in addition to a massive library of proprietary content.

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New Emily Andras series in the works at Syfy

Andras is attached as showrunner and exec producer to the in-development drama Axeholes.

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Bunker drama Survival Box sees the light of day through LevelFILM deal

The post-apocalyptic thriller, which counts Jonathan Ahee and Cinespace VP Jim Mirkopoulos among its executive producers, opens today at Toronto’s Carlton Cinema.

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CBC puts five podcasts into TV development

First Generation Films, Sienna Films and 3Arts Entertainment are among the prodcos adapting original CBC podcasts for the screen.

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Kew Media revenues climb to $69M in Q2

Kew execs said that, as the level of collaboration increases between its production and distribution companies, proprietary titles are making up a larger portion of revenues.

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Thunderbird turns facts into fiction as scripted-content drive ramps up

Execs Wendy McKernan and Lindsay Macadam discuss how the company is building out a scripted development slate based on factual IP.

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Indigenous sci-fi feature First Encounter wraps production

The $2.8-million project from Benjamin Ross Hayden is supported through the CMF’s Aboriginal Language program.

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Emily Hampshire to exec produce first feature

The Schitt’s Creek star also plays the lead in the psychological horror Home, which starts shooting in Montreal tomorrow.

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CBS All Access enters kid-con space through DHX, Boat Rocker deals

The U.S.-based streamer has acquired new seasons of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Danger Mouse, in addition to more than 1,000 hours of library content.

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Revenues climb for Quebecor in strong second quarter

The company also reiterated its stance that Bell Media’s acquisition of conventional TV network V will be damaging to Quebec’s media ecosystem.