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Deals: Bron, Cirque du Soleil, eOne, A-Z Films

Bron Creative boards a new Bear Grylls children’s film franchise, Cirque du Soleil teams up with Aladdin producer, Private Eyes lands a second U.K. home, and more.

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Sherry White awarded Nell Shipman prize

The prize honours a female-identifying producer, writer, showrunner, mentor or programmer who has worked to advance gender equality in the industry.

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In brief: Kari Skogland suits up for Marvel series

Plus: A Corus production exec shifts to a development role at Nelvana and The Northwoods finds its leads.

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Deals: Prospero, Scythia, Wattpad

Prospero signs a first-look deal with the Soska sisters, Sierra/Affinity boards Scythia Films’ Slash/Back, and more.

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Whites Studios to open four sound stages in GTA

The company is also expanding its studio operation in B.C. with the launch of its fifth facility in the province.

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Filmmaker Jean Beaudin dies at 80

The film and television writer/director was best known for his award-winning film J.-A. Martin, photographe and popular Quebec series Les filles de Caleb.

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Film dip offsets family growth at eOne

The company reported full-year revenues of $1.62 billion, with a revenue decrease on the film side cancelling out continued growth for kids brands Peppa Pig and PJ Masks.

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Scott Brothers Entertainment to be honoured at 2019 Rockies

The prodco will receive the Innovative Producer Award at the BANFF ceremony, while additional winners include Kristin Kreuk, Paul Feig, Jed Mercurio and Bill Hader.

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Deals: Federgreen Entertainment, Media Ranch, Gusto Worldwide

Avi Federgreen nabs the film rights to The Amazing Absorbing Boy, while Media Ranch, Gusto Worldwide Media and Crave close other deals.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 10 to 16, 2019

Avengers: Endgame comes in at #1, followed by Pokemon Detective Pikachu at #2 and The Hustle at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 10 to 16, 2019

The Grizzlies takes the top spot, followed by Le vieil age et l’esperance at #2 and Havana, from on high at #3.

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L.A. trade mission: pitching Toronto in the age of global production hubs

Attendees of last week’s mission, including Mayor John Tory, discuss how the conversation has changed in 2019 as new streamers launch and Toronto’s infrastructure expands.