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Aeon Studio Group eyes Hamilton production hub

Aeon says it plans to build 500,000 square feet of studio space, with around one-third of that becoming operational within a year.

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Deals: MK2|Mile End, Gusto, 9 Story

Palme d’Or winner Parasite (pictured) is headed to Canada via a distribution deal with MK2|Mile End, while Gusto expands its U.S. presence.

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Pubcasters unite as shared challenges intensify

CBC’s Catherine Tait and ABC Australia’s Michael Carrington discuss the growing importance of international collaboration as public broadcasters face mounting pressures.

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Cream to revisit The Age of Samurai for Netflix, Smithsonian Canada

Simon George will showrun the docuseries on the warlords of feudal Japan, while Cream Productions’ David Brady (pictured) serves as an executive producer.

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Parade Media, Omnifilm ink content pact

Through the deal, Parade Media will distribute factual programs like Jade Fever (pictured) and Wild Bear Rescue in Latin America.

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Polly Pocket locks in new broadcast deals

Universal Kids has picked up season one and a just-greenlit season two of the toy-inspired show from DHX and Mattel.

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How can Canada’s TV industry compel creatives to stay?

Canadian screenwriter expats share why they left to work in the U.S. and how the market is ready for new stories, even if decision-makers aren’t.

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Recent activism alters how execs think about kids content

Children across the world have taken inspiration from the story of teenage activist Greta Thunberg, and networks have been taking note.

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Tatiana Maslany to voice new Orphan Black audiobook series

The episodic series will be released on audio platform Serial Box, in collaboration with Temple Street.

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5 to Watch reminder

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CTV’s Transplant goes to camera

The medical drama, produced by Sphere Media Plus, is in production until Nov. 2019 and is set to air in the 2019/20 broadcast season.

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Michelle Lovretta isn’t afraid of moving on

The Killjoys and Lost Girl creator shares her philosophy on mentoring up-and-coming showrunners.