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Dettman, Kleinfeld on opening CBC Short Docs for business

The unscripted-programming execs discuss the strategy and goals behind the new digital platform. (Sandra Kleinfeld pictured.)

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CBC launches short docs platform

The new site will focus on shareable content that is less than 30 minutes.

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Secret Location wins Peabody-Facebook prize

Ebola Outbreak: A 360 Virtual Journey was among five projects to win the Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award.

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Motive, The Romeo Section lead Leo nominations

CTV’s Motive (pictured) heads the field for the B.C.-based awards with 17 nominations, followed by The Romeo Section.

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Rob McLaughlin returns to the NFB

McLaughlin (pictured) will replace Loc Dao as head of the NFB’s Vancouver digital studio.

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eOne, Secret Location launch Floodlight

The web-based music platform will feature 360-video content from artists on eOne’s label, such as Pop Evil (pictured).

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Wattpad launches studio to connect writers, producers

The Toronto-based online storytelling network with 40 million registered users is adopting an MCN-style approach to help creators monetize their IP.

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NFB, Secret Location win 2016 Webby Awards

The National Film Board of Canada won six awards, while Toronto’s Secret Location picked up two. (NFB’s Way to Go pictured.)

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YouTube opens Toronto studio

Mark Swierszcz has moved from Bell Media to Google Canada to lead the space, which was built in partnership with Toronto’s George Brown College.

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Two scripted projects nab CBC development deals

Series from Anar Ali (pictured) and Renuka Jeyapalan both secured deals through the 2016 Development Workshop for Diverse Creators.