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Canadian editors left out of foreign production boom: report

According to a survey by the Canadian Cinema Editors association, more needs to be done to advance the careers of Canadians at home and in the U.S.

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9/11 docudrama in the works at Bell Media’s Discovery

Cleared for Chaos: 9/11 is produced by Bristow Global Media, with U.K.-based TCB Media Rights handling international sales.

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Universal Kids, Family Channel commission Greenfields

The live-action comedy is produced by Six Eleven Media in association with DHX Television.

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MIPTV Deals: Connect3, Kew Media, Corus Studios, Blue Ant

Cineflix Media subsidiary Connect3 has struck two format deals out of the festival, Kew Media sells BGM’s Haunted Hospitals, plus more.

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Aircraft to produce Holly Hobbie TV show for Hulu

The live-action scripted series is based on the classic American Greetings character and property.

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CBC’s Little Dog returns to the ring

The second season of Cameron Pictures and Elemental Pictures’ dark comedy is slated to join the pubcaster’s Winter 2019 lineup.

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BANFF festival launches Diversity of Voices Initiative

The program aims to provide mentorship and market-access opportunities for 100 Indigenous, Francophone and female industry professionals.

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eOne buys majority stake in U.K. prodco Whizz Kid

The Toronto company acquired a 70% stake in the unscripted production outfit and has the option to purchase the remaining 30% after a five-year period.

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Wattpad Studios eyes growth in Asia

After securing a $61 million investment from partners including China’s Tencent, the Toronto company’s Studios banner has appointed Dexter Ong to head up its new office.

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How to Buy a Baby wins best comedy at the Indie Series Awards

Filth City and Out With Dad also nabbed prizes at the event, which celebrates independent web series from around the world.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand March 27 to April 2, 2018

Marvel’s Jessica Jones leads the list, followed by Stranger Things at #2 and Santa Clarita Diet at #3.

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In brief: HGF, Creative BC launch shorts program

Plus: The CMF’s Encore+ YouTube channel will now offer a Hot Docs Collection, plus more news.