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Jetpack picks up Justin Time


Global distributor Jetpack Distribution has acquired TV and licensing rights for Guru Studio’s hit preschool show in CEEMA.

9 Story inks broadcast deals for Nerds and Monsters


9 Story Entertainment has sold Slap Happy Cartoons’ animated comedy to a raft of global broadcasters.

Irrfan Khan to star in WWII drama from Don Carmody TV


The Life of Pi actor will star in the miniseries coproduction. (Khan pictured, second from left.)

Walt Disney warns CRTC against unbundling, ending simsub


“Although the consumer might benefit in the short term…in the long term the consumer will lose,” Disney exec Susan Fox told the regulator.

CRTC grills CBC on proposed new fees


The CBC requested new revenue tools, including carriage fees for conventional and a new Local News Fund for content.

Telus backs a la carte, targets shomi at CRTC hearings


The telco said vertically integrated carriers were using programming services to show undue preference for their distribution platforms.

Zaib Shaikh on bringing Toronto’s cultural industries together


Toronto’s newest film commissioner Zaib Shaikh shares his vision for the city’s newly reshaped role.

Increase CPE in pick-and-pay world, WGC asks regulator


The Writers Guild of Canada called on the CRTC to strengthen rules on Canadian programming expenditures if unbundling and other regulatory changes are mandated.

Why Rogers told CRTC to keep the kid gloves on for U.S. channels


“…I don’t want to lose these folks from the ecosystem,” Rogers’ SVP David Purdy (pictured) told regulators during Thursday’s Let’s Talk TV hearing.

Dinosaur Valley Studios opens in Alberta


The multi-service studio will service small to mid-sized productions in close proximity to the area’s famous topography, says president Frank Hadfield.

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WIFT @ TIFF 2014 - Sarah Gadon, star of David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars. She is a 2012 WIFT-T Crystal Award winner.

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