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Deals: Fremantle, Cinedigm, Sinking Ship, Skyship

Fremantle picks up Network Entertainment’s I Am Paul Walker, while Los Angeles-headquartered Cinedigm rides off with Heartland for Dove Channel, plus more.

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Scott Garvie re-elected CMPA board chair

The producers’ association has also unveiled its 2018/19 executive committee.

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Connect3 to adapt mystery novel The Butchers of Berlin

Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli, the scribes behind Italian TV drama Gomorrah, are attached to pen the series, with U.K. prodco Racine Media and Cineflix also on board.

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Atomic Cartoons sets up next series

The Vancouver-based prodco has teamed up once again with The Last Kids on Earth writer Max Brallier on a new series based on his Eerie Elementary books.

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Headspinner in development on Denis and Me

The prodco has teamed up with YouTuber Denis Kopotun to create an animated kids TV series inspired by his videos and life.

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In brief: New Heritage deputy ministers named

Plus: eOne partners on a docuseries exec produced by Drake, while Pyewacket‘s writer/director has been tapped to direct season three of Slasher (pictured).

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Workin’ Moms, How to Buy a Baby score Int’l Emmy noms

Canadian productions nabbed five nominations, including a nod for best performance by an actor for Cardinal‘s Billy Campbell.

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Updated: CBS to open Toronto studio facility in 2019

John Weber and Frank Siracusa, who will manage the new facility, tell Playback how the deal came together and what it will mean for their business.

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Super Channel adds 16 Canadian MOWs to festive slate

Among those are a pair of TV movies from Chesler/Perlmutter Productions and four from Brain Power Studio.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Sept. 10 to 16, 2018

The Amazing Race Canada leads the list, followed by Big Brother coming in at #2, #4 and #5, while America’s Got Talent lands at #6 and #8.

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eOne takes international rights to Diggstown

Showrunner Floyd Kane’s upcoming legal drama starring Vinessa Antoine will premiere on CBC in winter 2019.

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Public consultations underway for Broadcasting, Telecom Acts review

The panel tasked with modernizing the Acts must present a final report to government by Jan. 31, 2020.