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Media revenue up 12% for Rogers in Q1

While advertising played its part, the main driver in the revenue increase was higher distribution to the Blue Jays.

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In Brief: CRTC unveils Women in Production event

Plus: Felix & Paul nabs $350,000 in funding, ACTRA Montreal celebrates its 75th anniversary and Rogue Bridal gets a premiere date on Blue Ant’s Makeful.

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Industry orgs commit to harassment-free creative workplaces

SODEC, CMF, Telefilm, and the OMDC are among the organizations supporting new guiding principles intended to improve workplace safety.

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CBC, DCTV in development on Forgiveness

The scripted adaptation is based on Mark Sakamoto’s memoir, which recently won the pubcaster’s 2018 Canada Reads competition.

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Canadian editors left out of foreign production boom: report

According to a survey by the Canadian Cinema Editors association, more needs to be done to advance the careers of Canadians at home and in the U.S.

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Mary Bredin to exit Guru Studio

The EVP of content and strategy at the Toronto children’s entertainment company is leaving to pursue work as a consultant.

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Behind Bell Media’s Pinewood investment

Randy Lennox and Paul Bronfman discuss the road to the deal and how much space it will add to Toronto’s studio inventory.

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Bell Fund selects 33 projects to split $2M

Fresh TV, Shaftesbury and marblemedia are among the prodcos chosen to receive Slate Development coin.

L to R: Stephen Shaw, Chris Taylor and Jonathan Linden.

eOne acquires Round Room Entertainment

The global studio previously partnered with the New York-based live entertainment company on the PJ Masks tour.

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In brief: Marielle Poupelin to head International Promotion at Telefilm

Plus: CMU appoints Mark Prashun as president, Canada/New Zealand copros receive coin, and more.

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In brief: My Dead Dad’s and New Romantic win at SXSW

Plus: A portrait of Maudie‘s economic impact and eOne heads to the beach with a new format.

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Red Arrow Studios International adds acquisitions head

Alex Fraser will lead international acquisitions and distribution for the Munich-based company.