Kelly Townsend

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Disasters at Sea sets sail for season two

The Discovery docuseries is now in production on new episodes ahead of its Canadian premiere on April 16.

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Deals: Super Channel, Blue Ant, Gusto

Super Channel acquires an MGM drama, Blue Ant International bolsters its catalogue ahead of MIPTV, and more.

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In brief: Netflix ups int’l film focus, O’Hara joins Atomic’s Last Kids

Plus: Grace Glowicki’s Tito wins at SXSW, while Zacharias Kunuk will receive this year’s Order of Nunavut.

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Ghost BFF greenlit for season two

The CSA-nominated webseries from Babe Nation will head into production in June and later stream on the WhoHaha YouTube channel.

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Three Canadian webseries to compete at Canneseries

Warigami from Toronto’s First Love Films is among the projects taking part in the festival’s short-form series competition.

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LevelFILM picks up Canadian rights to Wendy Morgan drama

The untitled feature, produced by Clique Pictures and Violator Films, went into production this week and stars Colm Feore and Kelly McCormack (pictured).

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New Orphan Black series in development with AMC: reports

Multiple sources are reporting that Temple Street is working on a new Orphan Black series for AMC, set in the same world with new characters.

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International: Canal+ enters SVOD race, France taxes digis

Plus: the U.K. and China set a new legal framework for IP confidentiality in copros and Sweden introduces new production tax rebate.

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Aliy Brown joins Breakthrough Entertainment

The former director of distribution and marketing at 108 Media will manage sales in Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.

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9 Story to develop, coproduce The World’s Worst Children

The series is based on the bestselling children’s novels by U.K. comedian David Walliams, with his prodco King Bert Productions attached to coproduce.

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BANFF names participants of 2019 Diversity of Voices initiative

The 100 producers and creators will attend the Banff World Media Festival to connect with industry leaders, with 25 chosen for individual mentorship.

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Deals: Bell Media, Kew, Thunderbird

Bell Media inks a deal to stream two midweek CSA galas via CTV.ca, plus more.