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Blue Ant acquires Saloon Media

The deal will see both companies expand their focus in the factual-drama space, capitalizing on Saloon’s global partnerships and contributing to Blue Ant’s growing network of prodcos.

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$35M class-action lawsuit filed against Cineflix Media

Law firm Cavalluzzo has taken on the suit, alleging the producer has violated the terms of the Employment Standards Act.

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New studio opens its doors in Mississauga

Century Studio, an 82,000-square-foot space operated by Thomas Walden and Eric Birnberg of High Park Entertainment, becomes the latest space to open in the GTA.

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Cultural exemption remains unchanged in trilateral trade deal

NAFTA renegotiations wrapped Sunday night, with protections for Canada’s cultural sectors remaining as-is in the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

VR Conference - Who will buy? The market for immersive content

VIFF’s Immersed tackles the thorny topic of ROI for VR content

Not daunted by a still-nascent market, panelists at the fest’s virtual reality-focused conference discussed creative ways producers are monetizing in the medium.

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Virginia Rankin upped to SVP at Sphere Media Plus

The Montreal-headquartered prodco has also promoted development head Tara Woodbury, as it looks to strengthen its presence in English-language markets.

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DHX concludes strategic review, refocuses content strategy

The company has made staffing cuts, consolidated a number of its business units and announced newly inked deals as it looks ahead.

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Behind Creative Wealth Media and Bron’s prolific partnership

Jason Cloth and Aaron Gilbert discuss how the companies have built a portfolio of nearly 70 features over the past five years.

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Canadian short Milk to get feature treatment via New Line

Santiago Menghini will direct the feature adaption of his award-winning film, with The Nun‘s James Wan producing.

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WFF ’18: Nine Canadian world premieres added

Rama Rau’s Honey Bee will compete for the Borsos Prize, alongside films like Shane Belcourt’s Red Rover.

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Making Halifax a home for international copro development

As the curtain closes on Trans Atlantic Partners’ 10th anniversary confab, program director Jan Miller discusses its strategy, and legacy.

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TIFF ’18: Sebastien Pilote’s Fireflies Are Gone wins best Canadian feature

The award for best first Canadian feature went to Katherine Jerkovic’s Roads in February.