Jordan Pinto

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Industry innovator Andra Sheffer to retire from IPF

After 28 years at the helm of the Independent Production Fund, Sheffer will hand over the reins to Jon Taylor at the end of the year.

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Federal government invests $2.8M in anti-harassment fund

The Roadmap to Future Workplaces project is created by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, in collaboration with AfterMeToo and APTN.

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VIFF exec director Jacqueline Dupuis to step down

Dupuis will act as an advisor to the board and senior leadership team as the search for her successor gets underway.

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‘Staggering growth’ projected for OTT, esports revenues in Canada

A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers indicates OTT revenues in Canada will grow to $3.5 billion in 2023, up from $2.1 billion in 2018.

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Pablo Rodriguez vows to act swiftly after receiving final BTLR report

The Minister of Canadian Heritage said he recently spoke with the review panel chair Janet Yale to “discuss the urgency to take action.”

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CBC and BBC pledge to increase collaborations

The organizations’ scripted and factual teams have started ongoing conversations to look for coproduction opportunities.

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Netflix makes U.K. production hub official

The streamer has inked a long-term lease deal with Pinewood Group-owned Shepperton Studios.

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DHX, CBBC co-commission live-action tween drama

Malory Towers, a Canada/U.K. treaty copro based on a book series from U.K. children’s author Enid Blyton, goes to camera in Ontario this month.

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Corner Gas fills up on star power for season two

Ahead of its Canada Day premiere, creator Brent Butt discusses bringing Justin Trudeau, Michael J. Fox and others into the animated show’s sophomore season.

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Crave greenlights Canadian remake of RuPaul’s Drag Race

Through a multi-faceted deal, Bell Media and OUTtv have also acquired previous and upcoming episodes of the hit U.S. reality series.

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Heritage response to “What We Heard” report hints at what’s next

Following the release of the long-awaited report, Heritage minister Pablo Rodriguez said the government will require web giants to create and promote Cancon.

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Shaftesbury hires Jennifer McCann to lead kids and family division

The former 9 Story development director will oversee the prodco’s growing slate of original series in the newly created role.