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Canadian industry commits to ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to harassment

Sixteen unions, guilds and groups held an “unprecedented” meeting Thursday night to address bullying and abuse in the entertainment industry.

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Shannon Valliant joins Boat Rocker as CFO

Valliant, who previously served in a number of executive roles at Rogers Communications, will report to CEO John Young in the newly created position.

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Remembering Telefilm’s Sheila de La Varende

The director of international promotion, who died this week, spent nearly 30 years championing the Canadian industry.

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Meridian Artists, LeFeaver Talent combine forces

Nancy LeFeaver and Colleen Loucks join the Toronto film and TV agency.

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Raja Khanna to exit Blue Ant Media

After more than 10 years with the Toronto-based company, Khanna will leave his position as CEO of television and digital by the end of the year.

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Carrie Stein to lead scripted TV at Kew Media

Working out of L.A., the former eOne exec joins the Toronto-based media conglomerate as EVP of global scripted series.

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More than 40 laid off at Bell Media local stations

Production and post-production positions were affected, along with several on-air hosts and journalists.

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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.

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Jodi Mackie moves to D360

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