Kelly Townsend

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In Brief: Anne with an E one of Netflix’s most-binged in 2018

Plus: Canada-Ireland Codevelopment Incentive projects named, Rumble news and what’s next for Canada’s Jean-Marc Vallee.

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Denis Cote to compete at Berlin film festival

The Canadian filmmaker returns to the festival for the world premiere of Ghost Town Anthology.

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Super Channel hires Jenny Hacker to lead programming

The network is expanding and reshuffling its roster of directors following the announcement that head programmer Melissa Kajpust will depart later this month.

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Quebec Cinema announces change to voting system for Iris Awards

The organization’s director general Segolene Roederer said the new system was created to give the Quebec film community more stake in the awards.

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Awards: Schitt’s Creek gets Critics’ Choice nod, UBCP/ACTRA winners

The CBC original is the first Canadian series to score a nomination in the comedy category, while a number of Canadian actors also earned film and TV nods.

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IndieCan acquires F*** You All: The Uwe Boll Story

Sean Patrick Shaul’s documentary on the filmmaker is tentatively set for a limited Canadian theatrical run in 2019.

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WIFT-T, Hollywood Suite partnership seeks to amplify fundraising, reach

Heather Webb and David Kines discuss the effectiveness of donation-matching, how funds are used and why WIFT-T’s mission matters.

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In Brief: eOne, HBO to copro Taylor Kitsch drama, Halfire hires new SVP

Plus: Stephan James nabs a Golden Globes nom for his role in Amazon’s Homecoming and 10th Avenue Productions gets to work on its fourth animated film.

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Super Channel VP Melissa Kajpust steps down

The VP of programming will leave her position as of Dec. 21.

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Zoe Dirse, Amar Wala win DOC Institute’s top honours

The veteran cinematographer won the Luminary Award while the In the Making director took home the Vanguard Award.

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Quebecor Fund distributes $1.9 million across eight projects

Francophone reality series La Voix is among the recipients, along with animated series L’Agent Jean and Tom Sawyer.

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Sinking Ship partners with ROM for cross-promotion of film, new exhibit

In a bid to boost the promotion and discoverability of Dino Dana: The Movie (2020) and the ROM’s blockbuster new dino exhibit, the parties hatched a symbiotic multi-year strategy.