Jordan Pinto

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Innovate By Day heads West

The digital content studio has tapped long-time Thunderbird comms head Nicola Pender to run the new office. (Founder Deborah Day pictured).

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Sphere Media options Thea Lim’s Ocean of Minutes

The adaptation is being developed out of Sphere’s Toronto office, with WME currently packaging the TV project for the U.S. and international markets.

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More multi-lingual channel applicants state their cases to CRTC

Day two saw Bell Media highlighting the scale of its existing news operations while other applicants questioned the ability of big media cos to prioritize multi-lingual programming.

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In Brief: Carole Vivier named to Manitoba Business Hall of Fame

Plus: marblemedia hires Kelsey Aikman as director of marketing and communications, four local P.E.I. films share Film 4Ward funding, and more.

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Short-form projects from Blue Ant, Muse, Banger land Bell Fund coin

The trio are among 14 prodcos sharing $2.4 million in production funding through the Short-Form Digital Series (Non-Fiction) Program.

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YouTube gives pilot order to eOne, Counterfeit, SEVEN24 drama

The project is penned by Canadian writing duo Adam and Max Reid and exec produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Productions banner.

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Mandatory carriage by no means a given: Scott

As the hearing for a multi-lingual TV service got underway, CRTC chair Ian Scott emphasized that the commission is not compelled to licence any of the applicants’ proposed services.

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‘Dragon’ sees exhibition opps in under-served Western markets

Guzzo Cinemas head Vince Guzzo says his role as a Dragons’ Den investor sparked interest in domestic expansion of his theatre chain.

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The Canadians set to ‘Slamdance’

Among them is filmmaker Jennifer Alleyn and her project Impetus, which will screen in competition in the festival’s Narrative Features program.

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Must-carry, multi-ethnic channel pitches go before the CRTC

Next week, eight media companies will vie for the right to operate a multilingual, multi-ethnic programming service for Canadians’ basic cable.

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Ottawa studio campus gets go-ahead with NCC

The approval paves the way for construction to begin on four 20,000-square-foot sound stages, which are scheduled to be operational by mid-2020.

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Telefilm’s Jean-Claude Mahe to retire

The organization’s director of public and governmental affairs has spearheaded a number of influential initiatives during his two-decade tenure, including the launch of Telefilm’s Talent Fund.