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What’s at stake for the film and TV industry in the federal election?

With a number of moving parts, including the ongoing legislative review, industry heads weigh in on what the result could mean for the Canadian industry in the years ahead.

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Bakugan: Battle Planet sells internationally

The updated version of the animated TV series has also been renewed for a second season, which is expected to launch next year.

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International nets acquire new Property Brothers series

Cineflix Rights has sold Forever Home, produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment, to various Discovery Networks channels in Asia, Latin America and Asia.

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Shaftesbury’s Hudson & Rex heads to new territories

Germany’s Beta Film GmbH has closed new European deals on the canine-cop procedural starring John Reardon.

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Reel One partners with U.S., France for anthology crime series

The Montreal prodco will co-develop and produce a series based on the writing of Mary Higgins Clark with L.A.’s Element 8 Entertainment and Paris-based La Sabotiere.

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eOne sees Q1 revenue dip ahead of Hasbro sale

The financial filing comes one week before eOne shareholders are scheduled to vote on the proposed Hasbro transaction, which, if completed, values eOne at $5.3 billion.

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Bron Studios to remake French hit Call My Agent!

Bron picked up the English-language rights with the U.K.’s Headline Pictures and has tapped John Morton to adapt it for a series set in London.

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Deals: CBC, Guru, Wattpad

CBC picks up the rights to a U.K. comedy hit, Guru teams with Scholastic and U.S. prodco Picturestart options a YA story from Wattpad.

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Corus asks CRTC for more flexibility in Canadian production spending

Corus has asked for the flexibility to spend 10% less on CPE in the upcoming fiscal year and then make up the difference before the end of its current broadcasting licence term in 2022.

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In brief: Sinking Ship launches Endlings non-profit campaign

Plus: imagineNATIVE names the finalists of its annual webseries competition with APTN and a Canadian copro will open the Reel Asian film festival.

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CTV, Netflix say ‘I do’ with Jessica Mulroney

The celebrity stylist will lead a new unscripted series, titled I Do, Redo, to help couples get a do-over on their wedding day disasters.

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Boat Rocker taps new SVP of global kids sales

Former VP of global sales Gia DeLaney will lead worldwide distribution for the company’s kids & family shows.