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Maria Farano joins Big Coat Media

The former Corus exec joins the unscripted prodco as SVP content, the latest in a series of senior hires at the Toronto company.

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DHX Media revenues up following Peanuts acquisition

The company did not provide an update on the status of its strategic review in its Q1 2018 report.

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Kew Media acquires Sienna Films

The $3 million-deal marks the Toronto media conglomerate’s official entrance into scripted production.

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Red Arrow takes majority stake in Gravitas Ventures

The German media co and L.A. based indie distributor will work together to invest in global film and TV projects.

Jodi Mackie

Jodi Mackie moves to D360

The former Breakthrough Entertainment exec comes to the distributor as director of sales and acquisitions.

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Former CBC exec Kim Wilson heads to Titan1Studios

Christina Rotsaert also joins the Zomben comic book publisher as it expands into TV and digital content production.

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Bell Media revenue stable in Q3, but TV still a challenge

The company continues to battle the slow siege of audience declines but saw bright spots in CraveTV, IPTV subscriber levels and breakout hits such as Star Trek: Discovery.

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CAA launches Creative Labs in Vancouver

The entertainment startup has raised $16M in funding from investors including Boat Rocker Ventures and eOne.

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Jeff Boulton joins DCTV as head of production

The Tokyo Trial prodco has also promoted Jane Beaubien to senior director, business affairs and finance.

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Media Ranch, Vivianne Morin to acquire Salvail assets

The deal follows a report detailing sexual misconduct allegations against the Montreal prodco’s president Eric Salvail.

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DHX names new VP of programming strategy

Gary Finnegan joins DHX Television from Turner International.

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Big Coat Media adds to development team

The Amazing Gayl Pile‘s Brooks Gray and former Sony Pictures Television exec Frank Sutera join the Toronto-based prodco.