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NSI updates Totally Television program

Among the changes, producers with adaptations from existing IP can now apply for the 11-month course.

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Taking Quebec’s French-language TV to the world

From Playback magazine: For decades the French-Canadian industry has punched above its weight. Now it wants to play on the global stage.

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9 Story appoints Angela C. Santomero CCO

The announcement comes five months after 9 Story acquired New York-based children’s media co Out of the Blue, which Santomero co-founded.

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Eight Canadian producers head to Trans Atlantic Partners

Shaftesbury’s Stephanie Ouaknine and Compass Productions’ Joe Balass are among the Canadian independent producers set to take part in the copro program.

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The Genre Report: Talking slapstick and space

In part two of Playback’s series, creatives and broadcasters behind hit Canadian comedies and sci-fi series delve into selling internationally, serialization and SVODs.

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Deals: Amazon, OUTtv, CFC Ideaboost

Prime Video has greenlit a docuseries with Just For Laughs, OUTtv takes to the skies, plus more.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand June 5 to 11, 2018

13 Reasons Why tops the charts, followed by Sense8 at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale coming in at #3.

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From anime to Air Bud: what connects in China

As Canada-China relations strengthen, Wang Xiaohui, iQIYI’s chief content officer, breaks down what genres resonate with local audiences.

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Banff ’18: Why Netflix’s Larry Tanz said yes to Travelers

VP of content acquisition Larry Tanz on why the sci-fi series fit into the streamer’s commissioning wheelhouse and what it’s looking for in a project.

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In Brief: Creative industries launch code of conduct site

Plus: Shaw Rocket launches a kid safety program, Guru Studio ups Louise Jones to VP role, and more.

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The Genre Report: Canada’s top creatives talk TV today

In part one of Playback‘s series, creatives and broadcasters behind some of the country’s most successful scripted dramas discuss challenges and navigating change.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2018 nominations now open

We’re on the hunt for the best up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen-based industries – and we need you to help us find it. (Free to view)