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Music the moneymaker for NSI filmmaking team


Kyle Rideout and Josh Epstein have won the NSI’s Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary for their marketing plan for Public-Schooled.

W Network and Temple Street Say Yes to the Dress


The series’ featured shop “will bring a huge amount of heart that I don’t believe exists in the U.S. show,” Temple Street VP Gerry McKean tells Playback.

Andrea Gabourie on quickie weddings and CBC pilots


Co-producers Pivotal Media and Headtrip Films are looking for real-life couples choosing no-fuss City Hall weddings for a new CBC documentary project, Let’s Get Hitched.

Disney extends exclusive Netflix pact to Canada


The streaming service is further taking control of the pay TV window that until now has gone to traditional broadcasters.

It’s no drama making Total Drama a success


Heading into its sixth season – and over 100 episodes – Fresh TV’s Total Drama Island has added a new broadcast partner and is in production on a new spinoff series.

Entertainment One acquires Paperny Entertainment


Co-founders David Paperny (pictured) and Audrey Mehler and EVP Cal Shumiatcher will remain with the Yukon Gold producer.

Bell, Rogers to shutter Viewer’s Choice


Viewers Choice Canada (VCC) co-owners Bell and Rogers are shutting down the pay-per-view (PPV) service this fall.

Can Wondrous Strange be the next Bitten?


Shaftesbury has acquired the TV rights to the award-winning young adult trilogy, with the goal of developing it as an one-hour drama series.

Profile of a binge watcher


They’re young, high-income and more than half have children at home, according to new research from MTM on people who marathon-view content.

CBC has a plan, ‘not a blueprint’ to reach digital-first future


The network offered few details on how it plans to get round the digital curve in response to written questions submitted by employees after a June 26 town hall meeting.

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NFB75Anniversary - Claude Joli-Coeur (NFB Acting Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson) presents a gift to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario David Onley, a still from his favourite NFB film, Cosmic Zoom