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CHCH, Motion Content Group pact on scripted drama

The partnership will see the companies developing scripted TV drama for international markets.


Indiecan picks up a pair of features

After releasing its 100th film, there’s no slowing down for Avi Federgreen’s distribution outfit, which just took Canadian rights to films by two Vancouver directors.

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Remembering film and TV icon Jay Switzer

Friends, peers and former colleagues share memories of the Canadian TV exec, recalling a brilliant mind and true champion of film and television creators.


eOne inks first-look deal with Marwar Junction

Under the agreement, eOne will develop and produce unscripted content with the L.A.-based company behind A&E’s documentary anthology Autobiography.

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Our House Media taps Matt Hanna to lead L.A. office

The Kew Media-owned unscripted prodco is looking to expand its U.S. operations and capture more business from California-based digital players.


How J. Miles Dale helped sculpt The Shape of Water

The Canadian producer discusses Toronto’s role in the Guillermo del Toro feature, which leads all nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards.

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RTR restructures exec team

Former CEO Kit Redmond moves to executive chair and president, while Jenna Keane and Toni Miceli have been promoted to C-suite roles.


Muse inks format-sales deal with Singapore’s Bomanbridge

Under the agreement, Bomanbridge will shop the remake rights to Muse’s scripted series, such as The Kennedys and TUT, in Asia.


Breaking Barriers backs projects from Patricia Rozema, Rama Rau

Produced by Toronto’s First Generation Films, Rozema’s latest feature Mouthpiece is based on the stage play by Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken.


Starz channel headed to Canada through Bell Media, Lionsgate pact

The agreement also gives Bell Media exclusive first-window access in Canada to Lionsgate’s slate of feature films.

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Unarmed Verses wins Canada’s Top Ten People’s Choice Award

Previous winners of the prize include Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s doc Angry Inuk and Philippe Falardeau’s political satire My Internship in Canada.

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Turner, Warner Bros launch SVOD internationally

Filmstruck, a new movie-focused platform, will first launch in the U.K. ahead of multi-territory roll out over the next two years.