Kelly Townsend

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Bron Studios to remake French hit Call My Agent!

Bron picked up the English-language rights with the U.K.’s Headline Pictures and has tapped John Morton to adapt it for a series set in London.

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Deals: CBC, Guru, Wattpad

CBC picks up the rights to a U.K. comedy hit, Guru teams with Scholastic and U.S. prodco Picturestart options a YA story from Wattpad.

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In brief: Sinking Ship launches Endlings non-profit campaign

Plus: imagineNATIVE names the finalists of its annual webseries competition with APTN and a Canadian copro will open the Reel Asian film festival.

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The race is on as Antigone vies for Oscar gold

Associate producer Isabelle Couture shares details about the Oscar campaign and how the modern adaptation’s timely subject matter could sway voters.

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CTV, Netflix say ‘I do’ with Jessica Mulroney

The celebrity stylist will lead a new unscripted series, titled I Do, Redo, to help couples get a do-over on their wedding day disasters.

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TVA Films heads back in time with new sci-fi feature

Timescape, directed by Aristomenis Tsirbas and produced by Fullum Films, will wrap production in Montreal later this week.

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‘The Body Remembers’ wins two awards in VIFF’s BC Spotlight

Zacharias Kunuk’s One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk picked up the festival’s top Canadian film prize and Emerging Canadian Director went to Heather Young for Murmur.

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Blue Ant Media brings Love Nature to Taiwan

Blue Ant will work with Portico Media to bring the show to Taiwan after the broadcasting regulator approved the 4K channel to air in the country.

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Eli Shibley to lead Letterkenny format sales

New Metric Media and WildBrain have sold the format in Germany and will work with Shibley to sell the format rights globally in regions such as Russia and the Nordics.

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Deals: Breakthrough, Portfolio, Yap Films

Breakthough reveals its factual and scripted sales ahead of MIPCOM, while Portfolio and Yap Films list new acquisitions and productions for the fall market.

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Kin renews New Mom, Who Dis? for its sophomore season

The lifestyle series premieres Oct. 9 on Facebook Watch, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau serving as the first guest of season two.

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Other Animal tunes up Cold Strings in North Bay

Cameras are now rolling on the teen drama, directed by Derek Diorio and co-written by Other Animal Entertainment producer Ryan Keller.