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2017 Indie List: Peacock Alley invests in packaging

The Toronto prodco behind Travelers made the list for the first time with a focus on scripted and finding the right partners.

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Canadian entertainment and media revenue to slow through 2021

According to the latest report from PwC Canada, SVODs and internet advertising will lead growth in the market.

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Broadcast revenues up slightly in 2016: StatsCan

While revenue at specialty channels is increasing, overall ad spend on conventional TV continues to decline.

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Hot Sheet: Top Canadian films June 9 to 15, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 remains in the top spot, followed by Maudie at #2 and C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier at #3.

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IPF invests $2 million across 15 projects

N5 Pictures’ Petrol and Lapaire Productions’ People Watching received production financing from the digital series funder.

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Gov’t creates committee to recommend CBC board members

Tom Clark will chair the advisory group, which aims to achieve gender parity and ensure Indigenous and minority groups are represented.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 9 to 15, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is at #10, with Wonder Woman at #1 and The Mummy at #2.

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Corus-owned YA imprint takes rights to Carmilla

Kids Can Press has optioned worldwide publishing rights to the scripted digital series from Shaftesbury.

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CCI’s Undercover Grandpa set for stateside theatrical release

In Canada, the $10 million indie comedy is being released on VOD today and premieres this fall on Bell Media’s TMN.

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Vice Media nabs $450M investment

The global media brand will invest in more scripted content and announced plans to launch an OTT platform.

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Nine Canadian films showcased in Shanghai

The Child Remains, Juggernaut and Hollow in the Land all have their world premieres at the festival.

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Blue Ant International adds sales exec

Former WME-IMG exec Alex Maldini joins the distributor as VP of international sales and acquisitions.

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Judith LaRocque named interim CRTC chair

LaRocque will head up the commission as it looks for a permanent successor for former chair Jean-Pierre Blais.

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Serendipity Point developing Michael Ondaatje novel

The Toronto prodco has partnered with Film4 and Potboiler Productions to adapt In the Skin of a Lion for the big screen.

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Online video penetration flat: study

The number of Canadians watching online video hasn’t changed since 2015, although those who do watch are watching more.