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Kirk Shaw’s Wonderfilm builds out slate following IPO

The Vancouver company is on course to wrap eight films before the end of the year, following its launch on the TSX Venture Exchange in April.


Bron Animation’s The Willoughbys heads to Netflix

The streaming giant has set a 2020 launch for the film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s children’s book.

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Heather Conway to leave CBC

The pubcaster announced Monday morning that its EVP will step down in December.

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Behrman’s Giant Little Ones secures U.S. release via Vertical

The deal was set in motion following a sold-out world-premiere screening at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre during TIFF.


Deals: Raven Banner, Film Mode, Moonrise Pictures

The Toronto distributor picks up Belzebuth, Soska Sisters’ Rabid heads to AFM, and more.

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Thunderbird begins trading on TSX Venture Exchange

Following the completion of its deal with Golden Secret Ventures, Thunderbird has an estimated $16.6 million of working capital to direct toward its subsidiaries and future acquisitions.

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marblemedia to produce Christmas musical special

A Celtic Family Christmas, featuring Nova Scotia fiddler Natalie MacMaster, was co-commissioned by BYUtv, YESTV, NTV, CHEK-DT and Vision TV.

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WFF ’18: Bruce McDonald, Natty Zavitz features land world premieres

The festival’s 18th edition includes a record 46% of projects directed or co-directed by women.

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CMPA, NABET 700-M UNIFOR reach new collective agreement

CMPA’s Warren Ross (pictured) said the conclusion of the talks gives certainty and stability to the Ontario production sector as it handles an “unprecedented pace of production.”


CRTC extends CBC’s broadcast licence to 2020

The commission is giving new CBC head Catherine Tait and the board more time to examine its strategies before a full licence renewal process.

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Thunderbird to open Ottawa office

The Vancouver-based company is looking to tap into a new talent pool as it builds out its animation and factual divisions in the nation’s capital.


Bell Media realigns Discovery Networks under Mike Cosentino

The retirement of Discovery GM and VP Ken MacDonald sees a host of structural and executive changes for the suite of factual channels.