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D360 picks up RTR, ToonDraw series to shop at MIPTV

The Toronto-based distributor has picked up four new programs to shop at the content market, including RTR Media’s Open House Overhaul and Mississippi Snake Grabbers (pictured).

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Discovery, Tell Tale set sail with nautical web series

Tell Tale Productions’ Tall Ship Odyssey on Discovery.ca marks the first time the specialty used its website to test a concept with fans ahead of a greenlight.

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Bravo renews 19-2 to season three

Production on the one-hour drama is set to begin this summer in Montreal.

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White Pine, STV Productions partner on Wire Men limited series

Peter Raymont’s Canada-U.K. coproduction is being shopped in Cannes by U.K. coproducer and distributor Power. (Raymont pictured.)

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Remstar, Copperheart strike TV drama pact with Germany’s Palatin

The collaboration will co-develop and produce TV series, starting with the horror drama Incarnate.

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Producers push for extension of Nova Scotia tax credit

Nova Scotia film and TV producers are now in the bargaining phase to salvage what they can from a key production incentive, including an extension through the end of 2015.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs March 23, 2015 to March 29, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies tops the DVD chart for the week of March 16 to March 22, while the #2 spot goes to Into the Woods.

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Mara Brock Akil on how to play The Game

Leading up to this weekend’s Toronto Screenwriting Conference, Playback chats with producer/writer Mara Brock Akil on creating successful spin off series and her tips for aspiring writers.

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Atomic Cartoons dances into new demo, genre

Nico Can Dance! is Atomic’s first preschool series, as well as its first move into the live action-animation space.

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Showrunner Bruce Smith on 19-2′s addictive nature

Ahead of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, the noted Canadian writer talks to Playback Daily on bringing the English version of the unconventional police drama to life.