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Ransom to return for third season

The drama is set to premiere on Corus Entertainment’s Global and on CBS in the U.S. in 2019.

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How Brent Hodge plans to own the comedy doc space

The Hodgee Films founder and director of A&E’s Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary tells Playback about his Vancouver company’s expansion plans.

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Photo gallery: Tribeca Talks

Canadian writer/director Mary Harron was the subject of the in-conversation series “Tribeca Talks: The Journey inspired by Tumi,” which came to Toronto on July 9.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand July 3 to 9, 2018

Handmaid’s Tale tops the list once again, with Queer Eye at #2 and Marvel’s Luke Cage at #3.

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Is better media measurement on the horizon?

Numeris, Canada’s TV ratings measurement service, announces the development of a new tool to give advertisers and broadcasters a better understanding of audience viewing habits.

User's Guide to Cheating Death

Deals: Peacock Alley, Stockholm, Bell Media

Season two of Peacock Alley’s A User’s Guide to Cheating Death has been acquired by Sky Vision, Robert Budreau’s Stockholm gets a U.S. theatrical release, plus more.

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CBC reports progress on diversity but ‘more needs to be done’

The pubcaster said it’s ahead of schedule in meeting a number of its goals, and lifted the curtain on a number of internal initiatives aimed at improving representation within its ranks.

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Tatiana Maslany nominated for lead actress Emmy

The Canadian gets another major kudo for her work on Orphan Black, directors Kari Skogland and Jeremy Podeswa received nods, and other Canadian news from today’s announcement.

Political Blind Date

Cameras roll on more Political Blind Date

The TVO original format has also been picked up by international buyers.

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Patrick O’Sullivan takes the plunge with High Dive Media

Playback caught up with the Toronto-based producer as he takes the “exhilarating and scary” step of launching a new business.

Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark named GM at Gusto Worldwide Media

The former director of network and programming operations at CPAC joins as Gusto looks to expand its linear channel into new markets.

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In Brief: Joanne Levy appointed to the CRTC

The former Buffalo Gal producer has been named commissioner for Manitoba/Saskatchewan, Thunderbird adds to its team, plus more news.