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2014 Showrunner Bootcamp-ers announced

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Four peer-nominated TV writers are set to double down in L.A. this week as the third annual CFC/Bell Media professional development program kicks off.



Blackstone, Hell on Wheels win big at 2014 Rosie Awards

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Blackstone (pictured), from Prairie Dog Film + Television, and Nomadic Pictures’ Hell on Wheels both took home five trophies following Saturday’s gala.



AToMiC shortlist: part three

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The nominees for Best Brand Integration at the upcoming award show, which celebrates the projects, partnerships and programs that build the Canadian media industry.



NHL hockey not to count as local content on City: Rogers Media

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In its closing remarks during licence renewal hearings, Rogers told the CRTC that NHL content will not count towards Canadian programming spend for its conventional TV network.



Global TV debuts Rookie Blue before ABC stateside

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In a first-ever non-simulcast for the cop drama, Global will bring 15th division back on May 19, before ABC airs the fifth season premiere on June 19.



Industry leaders sound the alarm in wake of CBC cuts

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With financial hardship ahead, industry leaders question what the cuts will mean to Canada’s biggest CanCon programmer. (CMPA president, CEO Michael Hennessy pictured)



Deals: Seville International, Justin Time

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Seville International takes the international rights to the Spanish film Ma Ma, while Italy’s Cartoonito picks up Justin Time (pictured).



Shaw Communications records higher Q2 earnings

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The profit jump came as the cable and broadcast giant noted a $49 million gain after selling a 50% stake in the French-language Historia and Series+ channels to Corus Entertainment.



CBC topper Hubert Lacroix on doing less with less

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“The public broadcaster is starting to make choices because it doesn’t frankly have a choice anymore,” the CBC president and CEO told reporters Thursday as he put the announced job and programming cuts in stark terms.



CBC cuts 657 jobs, $130M from budget

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“It’s clear we can’t be resizing the public broadcaster every two years,” CBC president and CEO Hubert Lacroix said in a statement, attributing the cuts to a softening ad market, federal budget cuts and the loss of NHL rights.

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