Kelly Townsend

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Thunderbird Releasing managing director to depart

Edward Fletcher will leave the U.K. distribution arm of Thunderbird Entertainment Group next month.

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CBC Films backs new projects from Officer, Goulet and LaBruce

The pubcaster also set premiere dates for Octavio is Dead! (pictured), An Audience of Chairs, Level 16 and Man Running on CBC and CBC Gem.

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Warigami gets a boost with powerhouse partners

Producer Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith shares First Love Films’ ongoing strategy to give their webseries a shot at success in a crowded market.

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In brief: Netflix taps Mississauga native for Mindy Kaling series

Plus: RBC reveals the finalists for its short film pitch competition at the Gimli Film Festival and Shredders of Metal sets its rockin’ return date.

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Warigami, Utopia Falls lead CBC Gem youth programming

The content slate, including CBC Gem originals and Indigenous-led short films, is aimed at youth and young adults from 13 to 24.

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Lindsay Macadam to lead scripted development at Great Pacific

The hire is an expansion of a cross-pollination strategy that sees Great Pacific Media producing scripted properties based on factual IP.

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Nelvana takes on the festival circuit with first-ever short

The Most Magnificent Thing eyes a globe-spanning festival run as the animation prodco aims to showcase its in-house abilities to the worldwide market.

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CRTC appoints Claire Anderson as B.C., Yukon commissioner

The Yukon-based lawyer is the first Indigenous woman to serve as commissioner with the CRTC.

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Deals: Gusto Worldwide, Super Channel, Bell Media

DNA Dinners finds a home south of the border, Super Channel lands a new Hallmark series and Bell Media adds to its summer sci-fi lineup.

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In brief: HGF’s new Manitoba-based short film program

Plus: The Vail Film Festival gets Foxed! and difuze acquires The Media Concierge to extend its reach to the Toronto market.

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CTV greenlights Love Island Aftersun

The Love Island companion series will be produced in-house through Bell Media Studios.

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WIFT-V honours industry leaders, filmmakers at 20-year gala

Documentary filmmaker Julia Ivanova (pictured) was among the winners, joined by filmmaker Doreen Manuel and Dr. Amanda Coles.