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NS film technicians see hours worked drop by 55%: union

Jenny Reeves, president of IATSE Local 849, says the steep drop in labour is evidence that the province’s current incentive fund isn’t working.

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Corus posts revenue, profit declines in Q1 financials

Slight overall gains in its kids content business and radio advertising were offset by sharper declines in TV ad revenues.

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In brief: Gary Slaight to be honoured with 2018 Humanitarian Award

Plus: The Breadwinner nabs a Humanitas Prize nomination and the Manitoba government makes a $750,000 investment in the local sector.

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Brain Power saddlin’ up with Discovery Kids Latin America

The Ontario-based prodco is currently in production on the live-action children’s series The Ponysitters Club.

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Is Toronto’s studio crunch at a tipping point?

New inventory is set to open this year, but producers and studio owners say a more comprehensive approach from the city is needed to secure business for the future.

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Gusto adds two Canadian originals to lineup

Plus CTV announces (some of) its midseason premiere dates, and CTV Two adds a trio of new comedies.

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BNN to rebrand as BNN Bloomberg

The new partnership between Bell Media and Bloomberg Media comes after Channel Zero shut down Bloomberg TV Canada last year.

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Handmaid’s Tale wins big at Golden Globes

The Toronto-shot series picked up two trophies, including best dramatic television series.

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Bristow Global Media nabs format rights to Life on Duty

The Israeli factual series from Gil Formats follows the work and personal lives of first responders.

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Tara Kemes named GM at Cinesite Vancouver

The former Rainmaker exec will manage the west coast studio, which is currently working on an animated remake of The Addams Family for MGM.

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Jamie Schouela upped at Blue Ant

Schouela has been promoted to president of Canadian media, after nearly five years with the company.

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CTV partners with Disney to promote The Launch

The “global juggernaut” has signed on as lead sponsor, with competitors from the CTV original tapped to film promos for upcoming Disney and Marvel flicks.