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Steven DeNure to exit DHX Media

The company’s co-founder, president and COO is stepping down, with Josh Scherba named president and Aaron Ames named COO.

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Netflix commissions V-Wars

The 10-part vampire drama, produced by Toronto’s High Park Entertainment in association with IDW Entertainment, is set to begin shooting in Sudbury in June.

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Bejuba to distribute Etta’s Star

The Canadian distributor has scooped up the distribution rights for the new series created by Anne-Marie Perrotta and developed by Big Jump Entertainment.

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Production spending in Toronto hit $1.8B in 2017: report

Despite an overall dip in production spending on TV series and feature film, there was an uptick in investment in major domestic productions.

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Nicolas Bolduc wins at CSC awards

The Hochelaga DOP took home the top film prize at the 61st annual gala, while Craig Wrobleski and Brendan Steacy picked up TV awards.

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Gusto serves up new original

Bonacini’s Italy follows chef Michael Bonacini as he dishes on unique recipes from specific regions of Italy.

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CBC updates TV development contracts

The pubcaster has relinquished a number of rights as it continues to review and simplify its contracts with indies.

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Deals: eOne, Al Jazeera English, Northern Banner

The Detail and Designated head to the U.K.’s Channel 5, Min Sook Lee’s Migrant Dreams sells to Al Jazeera, plus more.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand April 3 to 9, 2018

Stranger Things lands at #1, followed by Star Trek: Discovery at #2 and Trailer Park Boys at #4.

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Whatever, Linda wins Canneseries pitch program

With the win, the project will receive development funding and support from Federation Entertainment and La Fabrique des Formats.

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Netflix commissions SCTV comedy special

It will be produced by SCTV producer Andrew Alexander, Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions and Emma Tillinger Koskoff of Sikelia Productions.

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Cineflix closes global crime programming deals

The distributor has sold Cineflix Productions’ series such as Homicide: Hours to Kill and Secrets of the Morgue to international networks.