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Discovery, Jeep explore Canada in new web series

The specialty channel teamed up with the car brand to produce a branded digital series hosted by extreme photographers The Expeditioners. (Tofino, B.C. pictured.)

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Deals: DHX, eOne, Peace Point Rights, Club Illico

Deals of the week include Peace Point Rights’ sale of over 100 hours of scripted, culinary and documentary properties into various territories. (Anna Olson pictured.)

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Building a kid-focused ‘GO’ to market strategy

Caitlin O’Donovan, VP digital, kids, Corus Entertainment, discusses the strategy behind the successful launch of the TreehouseGO app.

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Pan Am closing ceremony on CBC nabs star lineup

The Pan Am Games organizing committee announced this morning that Kanye West will topline the closing broadcast ceremony, to air on CBC.

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WIDC, Whistler Film Fest update joint program

The new program, entitled WIDC: Story and Leadership, places more emphasis on individual leadership of the participants and the polishing of their work.

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NFB appoints Andre Picard to director general post

The former director general of the NFB’s French Program also held VP posts with Canadian comedy fest Just For Laughs and IMAX.

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Captain Canuck sets fall debut for season two

The web series based on the classic character will return with its all-star voice cast in time for Halloween.

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Indie List 2014: Who spent what – and why

Are all your entertainment eggs in one basket? Playback‘s annual feature looks at how top-performing Canadian prodcos are hedging against risk.

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IPF invests nearly $2M across 14 web series

Projects in the final funding stage include Whiskaye Films’ White Ninja (pictured) and Vahana Films’ Dhaliwal ’15.

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Bell Fund distributes $3.8M across 29 projects

Digital media companions for Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage) (pictured) and The Adventures of Napkin Man were among those selected for financing in this latest round.