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Rodeo FX acquires Alchemy 24

Both the Montreal-based visual effects houses will continue to operate independently of one another.

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USA Network greenlights Damnation

Coproduced by Calgary’s Seven24 Films, the series is set to shoot in Alberta later this year.

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Mark Slone named CAFDE president

eOne’s EVP of theatrical distribution and marketing takes the reins at the film distributors’ association.

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History preps The World Without Canada

What would life be like without this True North country? The Dan Aykroyd-narrated doc from Cream Productions explores that big question.

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Nelvana signs raft of cross-platform deals

Amazon UK and Cinedigm are among the new VOD, linear-TV and in-flight entertainment partners for shows like Backyardigans.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, April 24 to 30, 2017

MasterChef Canada is at #12, with Big Brother Canada at #25.

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Judith Beauchemin named CMJ president

Founder of the Montreal factual prodco, John Kuyk, will step into a strategic advisor role.

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DHX to buy Peanuts, Strawberry Shortcake

The Halifax media co is set to acquire the entertainment division of Iconix Brand Group in a US$345 million agreement.

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eOne inks streaming deal with Hulu

Three Canadian series are headed to the SVOD, including recent hit Cardinal.

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Canadians head to Rockie Awards with 40 noms

Wynonna Earp, Travelers and Baroness von Sketch will vie for some hardware at the Banff World Media Festival competition.

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Space sets Orphan Black premiere

The final season of the award-winning sci-fi series will make the switch to Saturdays from Thursdays.

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Slasher returns for a second season

Filming wraps next week in Orangeville, ON on new episodes of Shaftesbury’s anthology thriller series.