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CBC and Bell Media team with Snapchat

The mobile-focused social platform has signed its first deals for Canadian-made content.

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CMF funds 11 diverse-language projects

Season two of Blood and Water is one of the projects splitting $3 million from the funder.

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In Brief: Ontario small businesses (like your prodco) get a tax cut

Plus: Love Nature heads to Amazon channels abroad and Hollywood Suite preps a festive preview.

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Mark Gordon Company adapting Come From Away for film

Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the Canadian playwrights behind the hit musical, have been tapped to write the film adaptation.

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Shaftesbury reorganizes digital, branded entertainment divisions

Christina Jennings on why it made sense to rebrand Smokebomb and Shift2 under the Shaftesbury banner, and how that positions the company for future success.

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Screen industry members launch sexual assault symposium

The #AfterMeToo initiative is spearheaded by Mia Kirshner, Aisling Chin-Yee, Freya Ravensbergen and Fluent Films.

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Maria Farano joins Big Coat Media

The former Corus exec joins the unscripted prodco as SVP content, the latest in a series of senior hires at the Toronto company.

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D Films rolls on first feature from new production arm

Dreamland is a Canada/Luxembourg/Belgium copro from director Bruce McDonald.

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No ‘grand vision’ but new CRTC chair charts course for 2018

In contrast to his predecessor’s brash approach, Ian Scott offers only an outline for the work the commission plans to undertake in the year ahead.

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Letterkenny bulks up cast as production gets underway

Jay Baruchel has joined in a supporting role, with six new episodes now shooting in Sudbury, ON.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, 2017

The Big Bang Theory is at #1, followed by Young Sheldon at #2 and The Good Doctor at #3.

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Molly Parker to receive ACTRA Award of Excellence

The veteran actress, who made her directorial debut this year with Bird, will be recognized at an event in January.

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Nelvana greenlights D.N.Ace

The original animated series, created by Matt Wexler, mixes fact with science fiction and is headed to Teletoon in Canada.

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iThentic partners with Funny or Die

The Toronto digital content studio has rebranded its distribution platform as iFestivus and launched a new comedy-focused channel on the U.S. platform.

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Half of Canadians have seen a domestic film in the past year

A new Telefilm study found love of local cinema is trending upwards, but domestic film festivals are struggling for consumer awareness.