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Playback’s 2016 Canadian Hall of Fame: August Schellenberg (1936-2013)

From Playback magazine: The Canadian actor was known for iconic roles both in Hollywood and domestically on stage and screen.

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Playback’s 2016 Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Cyril Drabinsky

From Playback magazine: The executive who steered Deluxe Entertainment through a wholesale digital transition is plotting his next moves.

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ON Entertainment opens Montreal animation studio

The Paris-based company plans to hire 300 animation specialists for its Montreal subsidiary over the next three years.

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Bejuba! taps new sales director

BRB Internacional’s former international sales manager Emilie Pasquet has joined Bejuba! Entertainment as its new head of sales.

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Buck Productions signs with The Gersh Agency

The indie prodco is looking to make further inroads in international markets and focus on TV production deals.

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Alix Wiseman heads to 9 Story Media Group

The former Aardman Animations exec will join the Toronto studio as its VP of business development and acquisitions.

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ITV rescinds eOne takeover bid

The U.K. producer-broadcaster has withdrawn its CAD $1.76 billion acquisition offer for the Canadian entertainment company.

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Jam Filled completes Arc transaction

The Boat Rocker Media company has taken over production on Arc projects.

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eOne shares buoyed by more takeover talk

On the heels of eOne’s rejection of ITV’s takeover bid last week, reports circle that private equity firm KKR & Co. is considering its own offer.

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eOne Television promotes Steinmetz to SVP of production financing

Vanessa Steinmetz has been with eOne since the company acquired Barna-Alper Productions in 2008.

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eOne rejects ITV takeover proposal

The Canadian producer and distributor has declined U.K. broadcaster ITV’s GBP1.03 billion offer.

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Arc Productions shuts down operations

The Toronto-based animation studio has closed its doors and has filed motions toward receivership.