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CRTC names Christianne M. Laizner vice-chairperson of telecom

Laizner, who recently served as interim telecommunications vice-chairperson, is the first woman to fill the role on a permanent basis.

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In brief: United We Fan to make U.S. debut at AFI Docs

Plus: Inside Out introduces its inaugural Innovation Award, Canadian projects head to the New York Television Festival and more.

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The Orchard picks The New Romantic

The New York-headquartered indie distributor has acquired the U.S. rights to Carly Stone’s debut rom-com.

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Industry orgs file complaint to the CRTC against the Bell Fund

CMPA, TVO and others argue the fund’s TV program favours major production funders in its process of determining which projects receive funding.

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Indiecan Entertainment catches The Birdwatcher

The Toronto-based indie distributor has picked up the North American rights to Siobhan Devine’s debut feature.

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Creative BC, Irish Film Board partner on co-development fund

At least half of the funding will go to projects with a female writer or director attached.

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Laura Mackenzie takes Screen Nova Scotia’s top role

The newly appointed exec director takes over from Erika Beatty, who exited the role in March.

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9 Story unveils new consumer products division

Launching at next week’s Licensing Expo, 9 Story Brands will be co-managed by the prodco’s consumer products VP, Kristin Lecour, and Out of the Blue’s Kyra Halperin.

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In brief: Toronto Screenwriting Conference adds New Voices

Plus: WIFT-T adds to its board of directors and Just For Laughs teams up with Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud for round two of the festival’s short film competition.

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New Metric Media to receive Banff’s innovative producer award

Exec producer Sheila Hockin and Game of Thrones director Jeremy Podeswa are also among the festival’s award winners.

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Behind Stingray’s NCC acquisition

The $506 million transaction includes 101 new radio licences and is Stingray’s first foray into the radio broadcast world.

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Deals: Boat Rocker, TMN, Blue Ice, Kew Media

Boat Rocker Rights sells Bitz & Bob (pictured) abroad, Blue Ice Docs picks up Canadian rights to The Silence of Others, plus more.