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Home Invasion Studios breaks into T.O.

The Toronto prodco was founded by comedians David Merry, Tim Steeves and George Westerholm.

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CBC/Radio-Canada sets three-year inclusion plan

The pubcaster hit its Strategy 2020 goal of 2.1% Indigenous representation in its workforce, and noted that 48.9% of its employees are women.

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Virginia Rankin upped to SVP at Sphere Media Plus

The Montreal-headquartered prodco has also promoted development head Tara Woodbury, as it looks to strengthen its presence in English-language markets.

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George Cheeks, Paul Telegdy to replace Bob Greenblatt at NBC Entertainment

Greenblatt will aid in the transition and continue to work with NBC Entertainment on its live musical specials.

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Comcast beats out Fox in $40 billion bid for Sky

Sky has issued a unanimous recommendation of the offer to its shareholders, urging them to accept the deal “immediately.”

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CMF exec Maurice Boucher dies at age 52

A veteran communications and marketing professional, Boucher joined the CMF from Tele-Quebec in 2012.

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Distributor profile: Red Arrow Studios International

Shirley Bowers, the company’s VP of sales and acquisitions for North America, discusses boarding Blood Horn with DCTV and opportunities in the Canadian market.

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In brief: Eugenio Perez boards Brain Power’s Beatrix and Peter

Plus: ACTRA Toronto honours Frankie Drake and Tonya Williams with Sandi Ross Awards and Nomadic-produced comedy The Detour rolls in Vancouver.

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Evolving, adapting, inventing: The CFC at 30

The storied Canadian institution works to balance Norman Jewison’s original vision with a mandate to equip alumni for a globalized, digital media economy.

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In brief: DGC unveils 2018 Discovery nominees

Plus: Gharrett Paon and Bretten Hannam score top honours at Pitch This!, Canadians recognized at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and more.

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OMDC rebrands to Ontario Creates

The government agency has updated its logo and website to meet online accessibility standards.

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In brief: Nguyen’s Hummingbird Project to open VIFF

Plus: Spin Master, Kew Media and eOne all add to their teams, and WIFT-T names its Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship recipient.