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Wonderfilm launches with super-sized slate

The newly launched Vancouver and L.A.-based prodco has wrapped on two features, with production set to begin on a third this summer.

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JV Productions names Courtney Campbell president

The prodco behind Selling New York has also promoted Kirk Hipkiss.

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Bell Media unveils pickups from L.A. Screenings

Leading CTV’s drama acquisitions is ABC’s The Rookie and CBS’ Magnum P.I. reboot, while the media co also revealed additions to its specialty channels.

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Deals: Starfield Indie, Syndicado, Vertical Entertainment

Starfield Indie’s re-engineered sci-fi series Starhunter Redux has been picked up in the U.S., plus more.

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Corus gets serious about podcasts with new hire

The Canadian media company will roll out original content for the platform over the course of the year.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2018 nominations now open

We’re on the hunt for the best up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen-based industries – and we need you to help us find it. (Free to view)

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In brief: TIFF teams up with Inside Out

Plus: Amir Kahnamouee wins the 2018 Daryl Duke Prize, Canada honoured as a guest country at MICA and more.

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Storyhive moves into the doc space

The Documentary Edition, aimed at B.C. and Alberta creators, will fund 30 projects to the tune of $50K each.

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Terreur 404 nabs best Canadian series at T.O. WebFest

The drama series from Productions Casablanca picked up the prize at the fifth annual event.

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Groupe V Media adds new director of acquisitions

Marie-Sylvie Lefebvre will head up acquisitions for the company’s channels including V, Max and MusiquePlus.

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Karen Walton named Nell Shipman recipient

The Toronto ACTRA Women’s Committee award recognizes a female-identifying producer, writer or showrunner who has advanced gender equality in the industry.

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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.