Kelly Townsend

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Lanctot, Mozaffari among 2019 Birks Diamond nominees

The filmmakers are among six to be honoured at the tribute ceremony, which recognizes established and emerging women in the screen-based industries.

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Love Nature goes Sky-bound

The pay-TV operator will air Love Nature content such as Monkey Island and Big Cat Country in the U.K., Germany and Italy later this year.

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Burden of Truth rolls in Winnipeg for season three

Adam Pettle will return as showrunner for the eight-episode third season, with Sherry White and Kelly Makin joining as first-time directors.

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levelFILM picks up rights to White Lie, The Rest of Us

The films, produced by Film Forge and Babe Nation, respectively, are both set to world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Canadian Academy names 2019 participants for directors program

Rama Rau, Melanie Oates and Sonia Bonspille Boileau are among the emerging directors to participate in the program’s third year.

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YouTube drops Dark Cargo as scripted pullback continues

Entertainment One is actively seeking a new home for the drama series, coproduced with Counterfeit Pictures and SEVEN24 Films.

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CMF reports uptick in TV, digital Cancon investment

The funder also saw gains in gender parity as 90% of broadcasters exceeded minimum requirements, but viewership continues to decline.

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NFB ups Teri Snelgrove to producer at Vancouver studio

Snelgrove has served as associate producer with the west coast production unit for seven years, working on documentary and animation projects.

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Deals: Bell Media, Raven Banner, MK2 l Mile End

Homeland finds a new home with Bell Media, Raven Banner activates Kill Mode for TIFF and MK2 l Mile End picks up a U.K. drama for a fall release.

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CMF invests $22.6M toward docs, TV and digital media projects

The funds will be distributed to 44 projects through the Aboriginal, English POV and Experimental Stream Innovation programs.

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In brief: GLAAD awards Dan Levy for LGBTQ work

Plus: CBC Gem sets a launch date for How to Buy a Baby season two and NBC selects Montreal-born writer/director Kris Lefcoe for its Female Forward initiative.

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AMI-tv’s fall schedule showcases originals in primetime slot

Episodes of Employable Me, Double Tap TV, Eyes for the Job and Our Community will all air in the 8 p.m. timeslot.