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marblemedia teams up with Megan Follows for new web series

The Toronto prodco has enlisted the Canadian acting icon to direct its upcoming scripted drama Held.

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CBC Kids greenlights new magic series The Thrillusionists

Set to premiere next month, the 10-part series is produced by Toronto’s 5’7 Films and focuses on young illusionists and magicians.

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Read the comments (and other secrets to Tasty’s success)

Buzzfeed’s Leigh Riemer shared atypical advice with Atomicon attendees looking to build online audiences.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand March 20 to 26, 2018

Marvel’s Jessica Jones tops the chart, followed by Stranger Things at #2 and Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery at #3.

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Chateau Laurier hits the 1 million mark

Geneva Film Co’s James Stewart discusses finding a wide audience for his new web series on Facebook.

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Quebec to tax Netflix, foreign digital companies

In its 2018 budget, the province also laid out plans to boost funding for the cultural sector and open tax credits to digital-only projects.

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CBC Kids greenlights marblemedia digital series

Holy Baloney will launch this spring on the pubcaster’s digital platform and TV app.

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Stephen Stohn on OTTs, Degrassi and the virtue of failure

Playback caught up with the veteran producer to discuss his new memoir, Whatever It Takes.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand March 13 to 19, 2018

Marvel’s Jessica Jones tops the charts, followed by Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery at #2 and Stranger Things at #3.

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Pricing biggest factor in cord-cutting: study

Many Canadians say they’d prefer to customize their TV package. But which channels would they pick?

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NFB launches Indigenous Cinema initiative

The curated collection of over 200 English- and French-language titles is part of the organization’s three-year Indigenous Action Plan.

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Sinking Ship snags 17 Daytime Emmy nominations

It and 9 Story Media continued to make Canada a kids-content force to be reckoned with at the annual awards show.