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The Nut Job butters up for the small screen

Canadian studios Toonbox and Pipeline have unveiled a joint venture to collaborate on new projects from existing IP, including The Nut Job franchise.

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Media leaders, Netflix spar on Prime Time stage

CBC’s Catherine Tait accused the streamer of “cultural imperialism” while Stephane Cardin argued that Netflix’s business is good business for producers.

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Rights and writers’ rooms dissected in Prime Time Netflix panel

Netflix programming exec Chris Regina, Chad Oakes and Noreen Halpern discussed the different models and methods of working together.

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Indigenous content needs support to travel: report

A new report from imagineNATIVE looks at the routes Indigenous screen content can take to reach international audiences.

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Bell Media greenlights medical drama The Transplant for CTV

NBCUniversal has signed on to distribute the series outside of Canada.

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Netflix rebuts calls to bring SVODs under Canadian legislation

In its Acts review submission, the global streamer said “it’s not clear what purpose would be served by regulating foreign, global online services as ‘broadcasters’ in Canada.”

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CBC whips up more Great Canadian Baking Show

Season two of the format was the pubcaster’s most-watched factual entertainment series during the 2017/18 broadcast season.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg to keynote BANFF 2019

The industry mogul will kick off the festival’s 40th anniversary with a discussion about his high-profile new venture, Quibi.

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Behind the launch of William Woods’ new distribution outfit

Game Theory, headed by Woods and Hilary Hart, will focus on smaller release strategies, paired with digital distribution and word-of-mouth publicity.

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Canadian projects nab world-premiere screenings at SXSW

Ricky Tollman’s Run This Town, Brent Hodge’s Who Let The Dogs Out and Kari Skogland-directed series NOS4A2 are among those headed to the Texas festival.

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Unions, guilds issue fiery submissions to Acts review

The DGC said there’s a “pressing need” for interim measures to ensure global OTTs are contributing, while WGC proposed the Broadcasting Act be redrafted to strengthen the role of Cancon.

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Netflix takes Workin’ Moms global

The series will run as a Netflix Original in U.S. and global markets, with seasons one and two set to premiere in winter 2019.