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Amberwood readies CBC special

Book-based animated holiday special The Great Northern Candy Drop will air on CBC this December.

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DGC reveals nominations for 2017 awards

Erik Canuel, Bruce McDonald, Nathan Morlando, Kim Nguyen and Jonathan Wright will compete for the top prize in the film category.

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Column: How to negotiate a great deal with a U.S. company

Entertainment lawyer Lorraine P. D’Alessio offers up three tips to Canadian producers to negotiate better deals with American studios.

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Animators step out of the (service) shadows

With international demand for animation riding a sustained high, a growing number of service-based companies in Canada are cracking into the arena of original IP.

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Time to get innovative – Playback Summer 2017

Interim editor Megan Haynes crunches the Indie List numbers and urges producers to spark their marketing creativity.

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Deals: Thunderbird, A71, CBC

Thunderbird Releasing (formerly Soda Pictures) has picked up all U.K. rights for Canada/France copro Mobile Homes, plus more deals.

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Quebecor Fund doles out $2.8M in production, development coin

The funder also added a TV format and concept development component in this latest round to support the creation of exportable Quebec-made series.

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2017 Indie List: Breakthrough delves into SVOD

With its niche focus on horror films and family fare, the Toronto prodco aims to help fill the OTT pipeline.

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Playster acquires 350 episodes of Nelvana content

The Montreal-based streaming service picked up eight children’s series, including Babar and Rupert, as it continues to bolster its content library.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, June 5 to 11, 2017

Saving Hope is at #13, with Private Eyes at #17.

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In Brief: Star Trek beams into Canada

Most Canadians have heard of Amazon Prime Video, but few subscribe, plus more news.

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2017 Indie List: Peacock Alley invests in packaging

The Toronto prodco behind Travelers made the list for the first time with a focus on scripted and finding the right partners.