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Nelvana inks raft of SVOD deals

Corus Entertainment-owned Nelvana has sold more than 800 episodes of content from its kids animated and live-action library to multiple SVOD services around the world.


Production spotlight: Mexico

Indie production is ramping up in Mexico, its Los Cabos International Film Festival is growing and Canadians are eyeing south of the (U.S.) border opportunities.

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Best of the Year: Murdoch Mysteries

Almost retired at 65 (episodes), but now in the prime of life, Shaftesbury’s globe-trotting Canadian success story is Playback‘s TV Show of the Year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Nov. 9, 2015 to Nov. 15, 2015

Inside Out remains atop the DVD chart for the week of Nov. 9 to Nov. 15, followed by Terminator Genisys at #2 and Train Wreck at #3.

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What Bell Media’s new HBO partnership means for indies

Bell Media’s SVP of indie production Corrie Coe shares details on the new original programming program that sees a door open between Canadian producers and HBO in the U.S.

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Houdini & Doyle shoot travels to Toronto

Head of Shaftesbury U.S. and executive producer Maggie Murphy on moving the drama’s production from the U.K. to Canada. (Location Casa Loma pictured.)

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Deals: Gusto, Picture Box, Stingray, Blue Ant

Gusto TV’s One World Kitchen (pictured) has been picked up by Dubai-based Fatafeat TV, plus more deals of the week.

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Programmer of the Year: Sally Catto

Amidst two years of CBC corporate drama, Catto and her team developed a raft of new edgy series for 2015, proving the pubcaster could deliver on its premium-programming promise.

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Best of the Year: Rhombus Media

Building new partnerships and focusing on first-time filmmakers helped to make 2015 a banner year for the 36-year-old prodco.

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Rainmaker revenues up for Q3

The Vancouver-based animation studio reported a 45% increase in revenue compared to the same quarter of 2014.