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Canada’s state visit to India sees creative industry take centre stage

Projects by Saskatoon’s Karma Films are among eight film and TV coproductions announced at an event in Mumbai.

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Blue Ant unveils ‘Digital Studios’ and new Facebook Watch series

The global producer/distributor has rebranded L.A.-based Omnia Media’s production arm as Blue Ant Digital Studios.

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NFB, APTN partner to strengthen role of Indigenous creators

An MOU signed by the organizations pledges to develop best practices for the production and distribution of Indigenous-led content and share data to better serve audiences.

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Barbara Willis Sweete scripts new prodco

Artemis Pictures’ partners Willis Sweete, Joan Jenkinson and Susanne Ritzau will develop and produce scripted television for the international marketplace.

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Insight to produce 2018 CSA gala

Still Standing‘s Jonny Harris and The Beaverton‘s Emma Hunter will co-host the broadcast gala.

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New post facility opens in Northern Ontario

After years of sustained production growth, Canadore College has added a 5,588-square-foot facility aimed at keeping productions in the region longer.

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Awkward Sexual Adventure lands more remake deals

Five years after the film premiered at TIFF, Banana-Moon Sky and julijette Inc’s indie feature has secured more adaptation deals in Russia, India and elsewhere.

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Babe Nation Creations heads to WhoHaha

Digital series Ghost BFF will debut on the platform, which was co-founded by Elizabeth Banks and is dedicated to female-led comedies.

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eOne’s Victor Rego expands theatrical remit nationally

The SVP of marketing and distribution for Canada will now oversee all theatrical activities for both Les Films Seville and eOne.

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Patricia Rozema goes back to producing roots with Mouthpiece

Through her Crucial Things banner, the filmmaker teamed up with First Generation Films to produce her latest feature project.

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Prime Time ’18: How to pitch Netflix

Netflix exec Elizabeth Bradley sits down with Halfire’s Noreen Halpern to talk shop on getting shows on the platform.

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Production spending surged in 2016/17: CMPA report

While the industry saw a 24% increase in overall production, the study says a decline in the domestic kids business and a drop in private-broadcaster TV financing require attention.