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Former MGM exec named to Rainmaker board

FILMTV

Steve Hendry was appointed to the Vancouver-based company’s board following its annual general meeting on July 17.



CBC and the new kid viewers

TVWEB

Kim Wilson, creative head at Kids’ CBC, discusses how budget cuts are less of an issue for her team than keeping up with the changes in how children consume media.



New work permit law spurs industry bargaining in Ottawa

TV

Canadian producers are negotiating with immigration minister Chris Alexander to ease the impact of hiring foreign actors for local shoots following changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers program.



The Switch: tackling transgender issues with comedy

TV

Executive producer and actor Amy Fox (pictured) tells Playback Daily why laughter helps frame serious social issues on TV that otherwise confuse or bore people.



ACTRA-advertisers contract talks move to mediation

TV

The current round of bargaining between the actors’ union and ad agencies and advertisers appears hung up on the thorny issue of internet use of commercials.



Deals: Picture Box, Lionsgate, DHX Media

FILMTV

Picture Box sells several series, including The Liquidator (pictured), into a slew of international markets while Lionsgate extends its output deal with Roadshow Films.



Music the moneymaker for NSI filmmaking team

TV

Kyle Rideout and Josh Epstein have won the NSI’s Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary for their marketing plan for Public-Schooled.



W Network and Temple Street Say Yes to the Dress

TV

The series’ featured shop “will bring a huge amount of heart that I don’t believe exists in the U.S. show,” Temple Street VP Gerry McKean tells Playback.



Andrea Gabourie on quickie weddings and CBC pilots

TV

Co-producers Pivotal Media and Headtrip Films are looking for real-life couples choosing no-fuss City Hall weddings for a new CBC documentary project, Let’s Get Hitched.



Disney extends exclusive Netflix pact to Canada

FILMSTREAMTV

The streaming service is further taking control of the pay TV window that until now has gone to traditional broadcasters.

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