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In brief: Proposed Ottawa film campus clears another hurdle

Plus: Guru Studio and Mercury Filmworks win big at Toronto Animation Arts Festival International and the NFB hits its gender-parity goals for a third year.

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Semi Chellas’ American Woman heads to Tribeca

The Canadian feature, produced by First Generation Films and Elevation Pictures, makes its world premiere in the festival’s Spotlight Narrative program.

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Boat Rocker takes stake in Untitled Entertainment

The talent management and production company reps talent including Gillian Anderson, Matt Dillon and Chris Rock.

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Corus to launch Adult Swim channel in Canada

The adult-focused cartoon brand will replace Action channel, with Teletoon and Cartoon Network shifting programming strategy alongside.

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Should there be some ‘DIY’ in your kids-content mix?

Children are consuming more homemade content from vloggers and YouTube personalities than ever, but what does the trend mean for producers?


OTT revenues continue to gain significant ground on TV: CRTC

TV revenues fell by 5% to $6.9 billion while revenues for internet video platforms grew by 21.3% to $2.4 billion, according to the Communications Monitoring Report for 2017.

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Shaw Rocket, CMF aim to spur animation production

The organizations are partnering for the first time to jointly fund animated projects created for digital platforms.

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Saban Capital’s acquisition of Sim falls through

The deal was terminated due to the volatility of the U.S. stock market, as well as time constraints caused by the partial U.S. government shutdown, said Sim’s James Haggarty.

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Mercer, Feore among Governor General’s performing arts laureates

The pair received Lifetime Artistic Achievement awards, while Sandra Oh received the National Arts Centre Award for her accomplishments over the past year.

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How big data is changing the commissioning game

Data around audience viewing habits is playing an increasingly vital role in today’s commissioning landscape for broadcasters and platforms.


CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery renewed, will return to Space

Bell Media has confirmed that new episodes of the Toronto-shot series will return to its linear and OTT services.

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Craig Pryce examines real-life scientific experiment in new feature

The Marijuana Chronicles, based on a medical experiment conducted on a group of 20 women, started shooting this week in Toronto. (Julia Stone pictured).