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Last call for Playback’s 5 to Watch nominations

Nominations close June 24 at 5 p.m.. If you have a rising star to nominate, this is your last chance.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: nominations now open

We’re looking for the hottest talent in the Canadian screen production industry – and we need you to help us find it.

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eOne Licensing sets up shop in Australia

The company is set to open a new dedicated office in Melbourne with Con Goutzoulas and Trish Padoin at the helm.

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Teletoon gain has Corus Entertainment triple earnings

Higher TV revenues were offset by lower radio revenues as the broadcaster released its first quarter earnings on Tuesday.

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CBC and Canadian Media Guild ink new 5-year deal

The new collective agreement includes wage increases in the first two years of the contract, to run to March 31, 2019.

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On Screen Manitoba announces new board

The non-profit organization revealed this year’s changes to its board of directors.

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SnagFilms hires Sean Farnel

Sean Farnel, the former director of programming for Hot Docs, has joined online documentary streaming website SnagFilms as an acquisitions consultant.

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Best Boy breaks new ground

Producer and VP operations Ed J. Martin tells Playback about the Newfoundland-based prodco’s new studio, which will house current projects, like Pet ER, and open the door for more.

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Kidobi lands rights for Gombby’s Green Island

The Canadian subscription-based online video platform aggregates educational kids content in its online video library.

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iPowow Canada joins the conversation

A new Canadian service based on Australian technology, iPowow links second- and first-screen entertainment in real time.