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Whatever, Linda wins Canneseries pitch program

With the win, the project will receive development funding and support from Federation Entertainment and La Fabrique des Formats.

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SnackableTV orders interactive comedy series

Jokeoff, produced in association with Just For Laughs, is a bracket-style elimination series that sees comedians compete for best gag.

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NFB inks deals with China’s CCTV, Bilibili

More than 70 NFB titles were acquired, including Stories We Tell and Hadwin’s Judgement.

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Amazon Studios shuffles senior team

Albert Cheng has been named co-head of television, taking on daily oversight of the creative and production units.

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Aircraft to produce Holly Hobbie TV show for Hulu

The live-action scripted series is based on the classic American Greetings character and property.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand March 27 to April 2, 2018

Marvel’s Jessica Jones leads the list, followed by Stranger Things at #2 and Santa Clarita Diet at #3.

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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.