Jordan Pinto

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Corus asks CRTC for more flexibility in Canadian production spending

Corus has asked for the flexibility to spend 10% less on CPE in the upcoming fiscal year and then make up the difference before the end of its current broadcasting licence term in 2022.

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Netflix acquires ‘The Body Remembers’ for the U.S.

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing handles international sales on the Canada/Norway copro from Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn.

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Against The Wild trilogy feature goes to camera in Northern Ontario

Northern Banner will handle domestic distribution on The Journey Home, the latest installment in filmmaker Richard Boddington’s popular franchise.

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Corus inks key factual deals ahead of MIPCOM

Corus Studios sold 20 hour-long episodes of its competition series Fire Masters to Cooking Channel in the U.S., in addition to licensing nine other shows globally.

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LaRue heads to Prince Edward County for more Amazing Gayl Pile

The fifth season of the CBC Gem original, created by Morgan Waters and Brooks Gray, is slated to launch in spring of 2020.

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In brief: Newen closes Reel One acquisition

The Department of Canadian Heritage approves Paris-based Newen’s majority acquisition of Montreal prodco Reel One, plus more.

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Deluxe Entertainment files for bankruptcy, unveils new ownership plan

The California-based post-production company, which has operations in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, says the bankruptcy process won’t affect its global operations.

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David Goldstein named COO at Gusto Worldwide Media

The former regulatory exec at CTVglobemedia and CHUM Limited will oversee the producer-distributor’s growth into new international markets.

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Portfolio branches into adult animation with Doomsday Brothers

The post-apocalyptic series, commissioned by Corus, is part of a larger drive to diversify its content offerings in a market hungry for adult-focused animated content, says CEO Lisa Olfman.

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John Young succeeds Martin Katz as Canadian Academy chair

Katz, who has served as board chair since 2011, will step into a new role on the board, while Anne Marie La Traverse takes the role of vice chair. (Young pictured).

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APTN-owned distribution company to debut at MIPCOM

Animiki See Distribution, which APTN describes as a “wholly owned arms-length subsidiary,” is heading to the TV market with a trio of factual titles.

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TVO’s Lisa de Wilde to step down as CEO

The veteran TV executive departs the provincial broadcaster after 14 years at the helm.