Meg Mathur

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Famous, Cineplex gird loins as AMC invades Canada

John Bailey, chief operating officer of Famous Players, is on edge about Kansas City-based movie chain giant AMC Theatres having opened two new theaters in the Toronto area….

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On set: External Affairs

The transition from play script to screenplay was a smooth one for Shaftesbury Films’ $3-million tv movie External Affairs, adapted from Timothy Findley’s play The Stillborn Lover by screenwriter Jeremy Hole….

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Journey ‘a gift,’ says Gunnarsson

To shoot Such a Long Journey in Bombay, India, the cast and crew took on challenges that not even experienced Bollywood producers would tackle….

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Regeneration: chronicling the legacy of WWI

Based on the novel by Booker-prize-winning author Pat Barker, Regeneration tells the story of four troubled men at Craiglockart, a military hospital in Scotland for shell-shocked soldiers who witnessed the horrors of the battlefield during wwi….

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LMC looks to up Sportsnet stake

Count Liberty Media Corporation in for a greater percentage ownership in CTV Sportsnet, should the other shareholders agree….

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CRTC okays TVA ntl. bid

In a recent decision, the crtc said it is satisfied that national distribution of tva is warranted and is looking for the most ‘direct and effective’ means by which to leverage carriage. To that end, it is requesting public comment on…

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The art of managing exposure

With the ever-widening broadcast avenues for children’s programming, it still takes a Herculean effort to build an audience for a show. But now, more than ever, producers must build a market for their products – toys, home videos, cds, cd-roms, Websites,…

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CBC boosting kids sked

With Canada’s leading kids’ network, ytv, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and the growing popularity of recently launched cartoon specialty channel Teletoon and preschool channel Treehouse tv, the competition for kids’ programming has kicked into high gear. And how are…

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Motion International, Hearst Entertainment sign MOW deal

Coscient Group distribution arm Motion International and l.a.-based Hearst Entertainment have signed a deal for two tv movies produced in Montreal by Coscient’s Allegro Films. Total budget for the two films is $5 million….

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Molson seeks Sportsnet suitor

The CTV Network and Englewood, co.-based investment company LMC International are first in line to scoop The Molson Company’s 20% of CTV Sportsnet in the wake of the crtc denying the voting interest transfer between Molson and Rogers Broadcasting….

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Cdn. drama numbers

The ratings are in for the final round of Canadian primetime drama debuts….

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CBC coy about preem ratings

Despite a strong promotional campaign for its new primetime series, the cbc is reluctant to reveal early ratings figures for the season premieres of DaVinci’s Inquest (Barna-Alper/Chris Haddock Productions) and Made in Canada (Salter Street)….