Kelly Townsend

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New ‘day pass’ for sports streamer a first in Canada

TSN president Stewart Johnston says a new 24-hour subscription option for TSN and RDS is meant to drive sampling for the sports streamers.

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Deals: Gusto, Blue Ant, Corus, Strada, Space Tigers

Gusto TV makes its Latin American debut, Blue Ant’s Smithsonian expands its global footprint, Corus lands a new food competition series and more.

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In Brief: The Grizzlies wins over audiences at Palm Springs film fest

Plus: CBC preps a pair of playful docs and the team behind the live comedy show Rapp Battlez lands U.S. representation.

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Deanna Wong named executive director of Reel Asian Film Fest

This is Wong’s second term as exec director, after she previously held the role from 2005 to 2008.

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Tantoo Cardinal among ACTRA Toronto 2019 nominees

Other nominees in the Outstanding Performance – Female category include Amybeth McNulty and Katie Douglas, while CBC swept the ensemble category.

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CBC’s doc channel commissions 9/11 doc from Saloon Media

The project, written and directed by Elizabeth St. Philip, tracks the lives of the children present when George W. Bush learned of the 9/11 attacks.

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eOne to receive first-ever industry leadership award at 2019 CSAs

Travelers creator Brad Wright will receive the Maraget Collier award, while four more recipients will be honoured with the Board of Directors’ Tribute.

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CRTC approves TVA acquisition of Serdy Media

The transaction will result in a tangible benefits package of $1.7 million being directed to the CMF, Telefilm and the Quebecor Fund.

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Production begins on sci-fi feature Enhanced

Director, writer and stunt performer James Mark will helm the action feature, which stars 19-2‘s Adrian Holmes.

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ACTRA National to honour Jay Baruchel with Award of Excellence

The actor, producer, writer and director will receive the award in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in L.A. on March 16.

Deals: Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, eOne

Bell Media’s latest TV pickups, eOne’s international deal, plus Blue Ant Media adds another consumer show to its roster.

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Documentary filmmaker Pepita Ferrari dies at 66

The veteran director and producer was a prolific collaborator with the National Film Board and served as executive director of DOC.