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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand March 6 to 12, 2018

Marvel’s Jessica Jones leads the pack, followed by Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery at #2 and Stranger Things at #3.

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’90s cartoon band Prozzak set for a comeback

Toronto’s Portfolio Entertainment and digital producer Duopoly have teamed to produce an animated series featuring the Canadian band.

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The Future of Media: Felix & Paul talk VR hype versus reality

The Montreal studio’s co-founder and creative director Paul Raphael dishes on what’s next for VR and why the tech could hit the mainstream this year.

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IPF invested $1.95M in web series in 2017: report

The fund backed 10 English-language web series, such as People Watching, and five French-language projects.

The Future of Media: [Block] Chain reaction

Groupe Media TFO wants to reinvent the royalty model by using blockchain to provide more reliable real-time content consumption stats.

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IP: The new currency of ideas

The growing demand for more content is sending prodcos to new places in search of fresh properties.


In brief: CAFTCAD launches new costume design awards

Plus: Joe Serafini joins the Rolling Picture Company, the CMF’s Encore+ hits a viewership milestone, and more.

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How Canadians discover TV series

A new survey from Parrot Analytics found that Canadians largely find out about new content through online and offline chatter.

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Canada/Denmark digi copros share $276K in funding

Animated web series Bloom, from Kunuk Cohn Productions and Bullitt Film, is one of four projects selected by the CMF and Danish Film Institute.

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In brief: CraveTV sets stand-up special premieres

Plus: Riftworld Legends comic expands to print this month and LIFT, imagineNATIVE announce mentorship recipient.

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Cutie Pugs waddle onto TVO’s fall lineup

The Toronto-based Little Engine Moving Pictures’ new live-action series about four talking pugs will premiere on the pubcaster this fall.

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How tech can be a creative’s best friend

From social storytelling to AI, a new CMF report digs into the trends transforming the global media industry and highlights phenomena producers need to pay attention to.