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Scythia, Stellar Citizens partner on film, TV development fund

The Toronto-based companies will develop up to seven projects in the next year, the first of which is an adaptation of Mark Vonnegut’s The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity.

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First Generation adapting Scaachi Koul essay collection for TV

The Toronto prodco has optioned the rights to One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None of This Will Matter, tapping Koul to pen the small-screen version.

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Vice Studio Canada expands to Quebec market

Michael Kronish, who currently heads up the company’s Toronto studio, will relocate to Montreal in September to lead the expansion.

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19-2 moves to CTV for final season

Season four of the police procedural will bow on CraveTV ahead of its broadcast premiere date.

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On the Slate: Item 7

After producing four features and one short in 12 months, the Montreal film prodco is turning its development eye towards scripted TV and animated projects.

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VisionTV greenlights Longevity Road Trip

Cameras are rolling in Peru, California, Bimini, the Cap d’Agde and St. Lucia on the five-part documentary series, executive produced by Moses Znaimer.

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Showrunners depart CBC’s Burden of Truth

Adriana Maggs and Noelle Carbone have left the project, produced by ICF Films, eOne and Eagle Vision.

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Cable fading and online TV rising: study

One in four 18-to-34-year olds and 28% of students have ditched cable entirely, and other stats on the state of television.

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Deals: DHX, Super Channel, Fight Network

DHX closes its $345 million purchase of the entertainment division of Iconix Brand Group, plus more deals.

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CFC names film program residents

Alona Metzer, Connor Gaston and Anna Fahr are among the 18 directors, producers, writers and editors selected for the centre’s development program.

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In Brief: Syfy’s Chris Regina exits

Plus: CFC names CBC Actors Conservatory residents and WIFT-T reveals the Meridian Artists mentorship recipient.

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Tribute: Space’s next frontier

At 20, the sci-fi channel’s expanding appeal has brought the specialty more viewers and homegrown hits.