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Mary Kills People heads to the U.K.

The deal with Channel Four comes three months after cameras started rolling on season three of the medical drama.

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Toronto nears $2B in production spending in 2018

The annual report from the City of Toronto said overall spend came close to 2016′s record-setting numbers, citing higher average production budgets for the increase.

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How Damon Vignale transitioned to showrunning on The Murders

Vignale catches up with Playback to discuss his inspiration for his new Citytv show and the process behind creating a multi-layered story.

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Shaftesbury expands copro focus with first U.K.-based hire

Former UKTV exec Alexandra Finlay will work to expand the prodco’s coproduction slate in a newly created role.

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Corus bolsters unscripted slate ahead of MIPTV

The company’s Studios division has commissioned a trio of originals, including new projects from Scott Brothers Entertainment and McGillivray Entertainment.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 18 to 24, 2019

9-1-1 comes in at #1, while Big Brother Canada and Jann crack the top 30.

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The road to Paramedics: Life on the Line

Erin Haskett discusses building Lark Productions’ relationship with BC Emergency Health Services and Knowledge Network to bring the docuseries to life.

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Project 10 rejigs senior executive roles

Ben Murray has been promoted to president of the prodco’s Canadian operations, while Andrew Barnsley shifts his focus to global development opportunities.

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BANFF announces Surviving R. Kelly master class

Producers of the Lifetime documentary series will discuss tackling its difficult subject matter on a global platform.

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DHX to sell Toronto studio on Bartley Drive

The company is continuing to streamline its physical operations across Canada following the conclusion of its strategic review.

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9 Story to distribute 230 hours of Scholastic content

Amid the current reboot craze, 9 Story’s distribution arm has picked up Clifford the Big Red Dog and The Baby-Sitter’s Club series from the publisher.

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CSAs ’19 highlight a new generation of Canadian filmmaking

Feature film debuts Firecrackers and Une colonie took home big honours as the Academy recognized emerging voices and the night’s winners celebrated Canada’s inclusivity.