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TIFF

TIFF sets Filmmaker Lab, Rising Stars and Pitch This! participants

The festival also announced the six female creators set for its new year-long TIFF Talent Accelerator.

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Jordan Banks tapped as president of Rogers Media

The former Facebook exec will take the place of outgoing president Rick Brace, who is set to retire at the end of 2019.

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Twitter shareholders get good news in Q2

The social media company is focused on bringing down spam activity, as users grow year-over-year.

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Mark Gordon leaving exec role at eOne, transitions to producing

Steve Bertram, president of film and television, will continue to lead the business, overseeing the day-to-day management of the division.

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DGC Ontario, National to relocate to Toronto studio district

Plans for the new office include a facility for the organization’s training programs and a private screening room.

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Rogers’ big magazine sale puts media revenue down for Q2

Excluding the titles it sold to St. Joseph Communications, Rogers said media revenues were flat, with strong numbers from Sportsnet.

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Seville International closes, execs launch new sales outfit

Former Seville heads Anick Poirier and Lorne Price have opened global licensing agent WaZabi Films under DATSIT Sphere.

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In brief: BTLR panel member resigns

Plus: CMF launches new codevelopment fund, eOne ups its presence in Asia and The Amazing Race Canada sees a ratings uptick in season seven.

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Thunderbird Releasing managing director to depart

Edward Fletcher will leave the U.K. distribution arm of Thunderbird Entertainment Group next month.

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Daisybeck Studios joins eOne’s roster

The U.K.-based factual producer’s credits include The Yorkshire Vet (pictured) and Springtime on the Farm.

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Lindsay Macadam to lead scripted development at Great Pacific

The hire is an expansion of a cross-pollination strategy that sees Great Pacific Media producing scripted properties based on factual IP.

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CRTC appoints Claire Anderson as B.C., Yukon commissioner

The Yukon-based lawyer is the first Indigenous woman to serve as commissioner with the CRTC.