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David UK, Stephen Tapp combine to launch Bent venture

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The cross-platform branded entertainment upstart will also have industry veterans Christopher Grimson and James Hyslop as founding partners (UK pictured).



Canadian OTT market to be worth $614 million by 2017: PWC

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The consulting firm projects the North American electronic home video market will be $14.8 billion in 2017, bigger than the theatrical film market’s $13.5 billion.



New media guru Alexander Manu on full spectrum entertainment

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The Stream conference keynote speaker (pictured) talks about technology as a behaviour space, and content that attacks and pleases the senses.



CDMN announces key Canadian digital economy trends

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A key message that emerged from the organization’s conference, held earlier this month, was that Canadian creators must focus on their end-user instead of a tech “wow factor.”



Canadian youth screen industry celebrated at Awards of Excellence

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Canada’s Youth Media Alliance recognized creators breaking ground in children’s screen entertainment at its annual awards gala Tuesday night.



Weekly roundup: Awards, festivals and distribution news

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This week’s briefs include details of the VIP-heavy Cannes Film Festival screening of restored The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (VIPs pictured).



ideaBOOST unveils spring cohort

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Projects including Wondereur (pictured), Motion Panels+ and Lightning Platform will participate in the spring session of the CFC Media Lab’s business accelerator program.



Kirstine Stewart on plans for Twitter Canada

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The former CBC EVP English services talks to Playback about plans for a local Twitter arm as she takes the reins as managing director of Twitter Canada.



Sardine Productions launches Leon interactive comic book app

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The Montreal-based animator is partnering with Societe Radio-Canada to finance and promote the apps for the Leon kids series.



Netflix maps out original productions strategy

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The streaming service noted in a discussion paper released Wednesday it is earmarking approximately $200 million annually to independently produced shows.

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