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Taking The Grizzlies on tour

The team behind the film explains why they wanted to launch an exclusive northern tour for remote Indigenous communities prior to the film’s nationwide release.

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Anna Stratton signs Triptych Media over to Avi Federgreen

The transfer of ownership was completed last week, with Stratton retiring and Federgreen taking over the prodco, which counts Heyday! and Emotional Arithmetic among its credits.

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NCFD celebrates 100 years of domestic filmmaking

Executive director Jack Blum and artistic director Sharon Corder on how the annual event is changing the conversation around Canadian film.

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Game of Thrones return breaks records for Crave

Bell Media said the season-eight premiere is the most-watched episode ever on a Canadian pay TV channel, while the return also drove record SVOD activity on Crave.

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Matthew Bissonnette’s new tune: Death of a Ladies’ Man

The Canada/Ireland coproduction, inspired by Leonard Cohen’s work, counts Don Carmody and Corey Marr among its production team.

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Media HQ builds its formats biz on the back of ‘Smartest Person’

CEO Robert Cohen discusses the format’s momentum in European markets and how the Junior version is opening doors for the prodco.

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Will new CMF guidelines be a boon for Canadian screenwriters?

WGC’s Maureen Parker talks to Playback about how the Early Stage Development program could benefit domestic showrunners and writers.

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How Shaftesbury got Hudson & Rex off the ground after 12 years

Christina Jennings discusses the show’s journey to greenlight, adapting scripted formats and getting back into business with Rogers Media.

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Marie Kelly named ACTRA National executive director

Stephen Waddell has announced his retirement from the role, which he has held since 1992.

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The road to Paramedics: Life on the Line

Erin Haskett discusses building Lark Productions’ relationship with BC Emergency Health Services and Knowledge Network to bring the docuseries to life.

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Project 10 rejigs senior executive roles

Ben Murray has been promoted to president of the prodco’s Canadian operations, while Andrew Barnsley shifts his focus to global development opportunities.

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DHX to sell Toronto studio on Bartley Drive

The company is continuing to streamline its physical operations across Canada following the conclusion of its strategic review.