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Spin Master boosts preschool, girls series with new hire

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Laura Clunie (pictured) is joining Spin Master Entertainment as its new VP of creative affairs, girls and preschool.



CTV pulls Spun Out from post-Super Bowl slot after actor arrest

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Prior to the arrest of Spun Out actor Jean Paul Manoux, the broadcaster had scheduled a “sneak peek” episode in the post-Bowl slot.



Darrin Rose to host Canadian Screen Awards’ industry galas

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The Match Game host and comic will emcee two nights of prize-giving ahead of the big show on March 1 on the CBC.



Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs Jan. 12, 2015 to Jan. 18, 2015

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Three CBC shows land on the top 30 – including Book of Negroes, Schitt’s Creek and Murdoch Mysteries – with CTV’s Saving Hope hitting #20.



Trish Williams leaving Bell Media to executive produce Saving Hope

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With Williams’ departure, Tom Hastings becomes Bell Media’s new director of independent production (Williams pictured).



Telefilm names Roxane Girard as interim business affairs director

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The Canada Media Fund exec fills in as Dave Forget joins the executive team at the Directors Guild of Canada (Girard pictured).



Zone3 picks up rights to Keshet’s Girlfri3nds

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The Montreal-based prodco will produce a French-language version of the reality dating show for Bell Media’s VRAK channel. (Image from the original Israeli version of the show pictured.)



Distributel expands to TV

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Details on the independent telco’s new launch, Distributel TV, which will be available in select areas of Ontario and Quebec.



John Morayniss renews long-term deal at eOne Television

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The Los Angeles-based exec will lead the indie studio’s TV arm through 2018.



Syfy greenlights magic series Close Up Kings

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The reality series, which follows three sleight-of-hand artists as they travel the U.S., is a coproduction between London’s Zig Zag Productions and Toronto’s Yap Films. (From Realscreen)

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