Kelly Townsend

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Saloon Media teams with Amazon Studios for Ted Bundy doc

The Blue Ant Media-owned prodco will coproduce the docuseries Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer, set for a 2020 release on Amazon Prime Video.

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Vortex gives thanks in Hamilton for new rom-com

Production is underway on Learning to Love Again, produced by Vortex Words + Pictures, which follows a woman who fakes a romance during a trip home for Thanksgiving.

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Marie Clements’ Red Snow wins VIFF audience award

Red Snow picked up the popular Canadian feature award, while Charles Wilkinson’s Haida Modern was the audience’s Canadian documentary pick.

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Reel One partners with U.S., France for anthology crime series

The Montreal prodco will co-develop and produce a series based on the writing of Mary Higgins Clark with L.A.’s Element 8 Entertainment and Paris-based La Sabotiere.

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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.