Lauren Malyk

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Deals: Sinking Ship, Bell Media, PNP, Cineflix Rights

Sinking Ship selects China’s Jolly Group to help it expand in the region, while Bell Media’s TSN and RDS renew their multi-year broadcast deal with UFC.

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Corner Gas secures first int’l streaming deal

Producer Virginia Thompson shares details on the deal to see the comedy stream in over 60 territories via Amazon Prime Video.

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Netflix, Quebec Cinema launch mentorship lab

The three-year program marks the third Quebec talent initiative supported by Netflix’s $25 million development fund.

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Production set to wrap on Albert Shin’s Clifton Hill

The thriller is produced by Fraser Ash and Kevin Krikst of Rhombus Media, with Elevation set to distribute in Canada.

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Manitoba hits $210M in production volume

Film commissioner Carole Vivier attributes the increase to a combination of the province’s tax credit, its growing reputation and the relationships being built with U.S.-based studios.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, 2018

The Good Doctor comes in at #1, followed by 9-1-1 at #2, while Murdoch Mysteries breaks the top 30.

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Vancouver Web Fest on hiatus for 2019

Founder Suzette Laqua is stepping back to focus on her health in the year ahead, with the festival set to resume in 2020.

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Playback’s 2018 Film Director of the Year: Stella Meghie

The Share Her Journey ambassador has become one of Canada’s top directorial exports, thanks to a TIFF world premiere and an upcoming feature with Universal.

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Photo Gallery: WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2018

The event saw the organization honour its 2018 mentorship cohort and the work of industry veterans like Karen-Thorne Stone, Deb Day and Edwina Follows.

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Dance Revolution earns second act

The format developed and produced by Montreal’s Quebecor Content and prodco Fair-Play will return to TVA next year.

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Production wraps on Amy Jo Johnson’s sophomore feature

Dark comedy Tammy’s Always Dying is produced by JA Productions, Plainspeak Pictures and Prospero Pictures.

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Canada copro The Kindness of Strangers to open Berlin film fest

Produced by Lone Scherfig’s Creative Alliance banner and Toronto’s Strada Films, the drama will have its world premiere in the festival’s international competition.