Kelly Townsend

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Cardinal, Schitt’s Creek scribes earn top TV prizes at WGC awards

Wynonna Earp creator Emily Andras (pictured) was honoured with showrunner of the year and the guild announced a new bursary in honour of Denis McGrath.

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Jackie Pardy to replace Jenny Hacker at Super Channel

Hacker has stepped down after five months as director of programming, with Pardy taking over as of May 16.

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Russian horror remake goes to camera in Ottawa

The English-language remake of Russia’s Queen of Spades will wrap principal photography in May.

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Sony Pictures Classics tunes in to The Song of Names

The U.S. distributor has picked up the rights to the Serendipity Point Films copro starring Tim Roth and Clive Owens.

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Hot Docs ’19: Ingrid Veninger on taking a leap of faith

Self-funding The World or Nothing, her first documentary feature film, was both a daunting and liberating experience says the indie director.

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Deals: PNP, Goldrush, Minds Eye, Kew Media

PNP acquires two films from Samuel Goldwyn, Canada copro A Score to Settle lands U.S. distribution and more.

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In brief: Carmilla co-creator among Corus Writer’s Apprentice picks

Plus: Wattpad heads to Singapore and Netflix sets a premiere date for Muse Entertainment’s MOW Good Sam.

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Vortex invests in new talent with Don’t Click

The horror feature from first-time director G-Hey Kim is currently in production in Hamilton.

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Julie Bristow joins Comweb, Whites board of advisors

Current board members include CEO Paul Bronfman and JDM Media president John Morayniss.

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Wow! Unlimited gets musical with Bob Ezrin

The former Pink Floyd producer is now in development on two “music-infused” kids programs, including Ukulele U with CBC.

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P.E.I. feature funded through CEDB program

Susan Rodgers’ in-production film Still the Water is primarily funded via the province’s Community Economic Development Business share program.

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Kenneth J. Harvey’s Pill Factory series in development

Kafka Pictures, which has offices in L.A. and Vancouver, will produce the series along with writer Norm Hiscock.