Kelly Townsend

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Photo Gallery: CMPA’s 2018 year-end party

A selection of photos from CMPA’s annual year-end celebration at Toronto’s Copetin restaurant.

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CTV, Global unveil winter 2019 schedules

Cardinal and The Launch return to the CTV lineup, while Global set premiere dates for a number of its international series.

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In Brief: Media Ranch, Quebecor reveal format incubator participants

Plus: The Grizzlies wins a prize at Fabrique Du Cinema Awards in Rome, Fremantle elevates execs, and more.

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Photo Gallery: 2018 DOC Institute Awards

Cinematographer Zoe Dirse and filmmaker Amar Wala were honoured at the DOC Institute’s annual awards ceremony at the Gladstone Hotel.

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CBC hires Claude Galipeau as EVP, corporate development

The former Rogers Media exec will join the public broadcaster effective Jan. 7, reporting to CBC president and CEO Catherine Tait.

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Van Helsing renewed for season four at Syfy

The Nomadic Pictures series will begin production in Vancouver in early 2019.

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Rolling Pictures expands with new facility in Sault Ste. Marie

The post-production company, with projects including Cardinal and Diggstown, will open a second hub to capitalize on low operation costs and local talent.

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Hulu acquires more Letterkenny

Season three and four of the hit Canadian series will premiere on the U.S. streamer Dec. 27.

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Roads in February leads Vancouver critics’ nominations

The Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle has named its 2019 nominees, with Katherine Jerkovic’s film earning the most nominations of any film contending.

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Digital Domain to open Montreal VFX studio

The L.A.-based company, which is currently working on Avengers: Endgame, is one of a number of VFX studios staking a claim in the region in 2018.

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CMF awards $19.7M through digital innovation, francophone programs

Toronto’s Secret Location was awarded over $2 million for two games, and Montreal’s Felix & Paul Studios received $1.2 million for its next VR project.

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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.