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Liz Shorten upped to COO at CMPA

In the newly created role, Shorten will lead staff and oversee operations across the producers association’s three offices.

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Sony Pictures Worldwide nabs Run This Town

Twitter will also support the drama written and directed by Ricky Tollman with a “unique series of integrated promotions” ahead of its early 2020 release.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: Sabrina Sherif

Writer Sabrina Sherif’s specialty in YA series has given her an edge in Canada’s competitive TV industry, landing her projects like an adaptation of Wattpad story The Numbered.


TIFF news: CFC receives $350K grant from the Ontario gov’t

Plus, the team behind Worst Team Ever wins Pitch This, while Jeff Barnaby and Aisling Chin-Yee are among this year’s Discovery Award nominees.

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TIFF Diaries: Taking First Person from Globe to screen

Carousel Pictures president Tyler Levine and director Renuka Jeyapalan discuss how they ended up creating a launch pad for talent out of The Globe and Mail‘s literary series.

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Natalie Urquhart joins Wildling Pictures as director of development

In addition to the hire, the film prodco revealed it will soon go into production on a new thriller, See For Me, directed by Molly McGlynn.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: Misha Solomon

The talented development exec helped bring Citytv’s The Murders from script to screen and is now leading factual prodco WAM Media’s push into scripted.


Deals: Cercamon, Film Movement, WaZabi Films

Sales agent Cercamon nabs Anne at 13,000 ft, Film Movement picks up the North American rights to a Canadian Film Fest winner, plus more.


DGC Ontario launches “Hey, Hollywood” campaign

As some of Hollywood’s most powerful decision makers descend on Toronto for TIFF, the guild is highlighting the achievements of local talent.

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In Brief: Bell Media preps launch of new Mike Holmes series

Plus: Telus Optik original wrestling comedy Paper Champions lands on Amazon Prime Video, and more.


Unobstructed View becomes Canadian distributor for Criterion

Unobstructed View’s Jonathan Gross negotiated the deal, which will see the two work together to provide pricing promotions for Canadian customers.

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Punk Like Me adaptation in development with OUTtv

Based on author JD Glass’ debut novel, the TV series has exec producers Kevin Fox (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Mike Sword (Legends of the Deep) attached.