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Bingo Animation wins inaugural China Tales Incubator

Launched in 2018 by Nelvana, WeKids and Toon Boom Animation, the program aims to develop, produce and distribute content for global audiences.

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How a killer pitch brought SLAXX’s homicidal pants to life

EMAfilms founder and Turbo Kid producer Anne-Marie Gelinas on how she boarded a project nearly 20 years in the making.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, 2019

Murdoch Mysteries comes in at #22, followed by Cardinal and Coroner at #25 and #26, respectively.

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DHX highlights Peanuts deal, new business structure in Q2 report

A process is underway to reorganize the Halifax-based company into two separate subsidiaries, one for studios and TV channels, and another for digital and content assets.

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Game Theory forms strategic alliance with Funfilm Distribution

The recently launched distribution outfit will release CSA nominees A Colony, Genesis and The Great Darkened Days outside of Quebec.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Feb. 1 to 7, 2019

Glass comes in at #1, followed by Aquaman at #2 and The Upside at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Feb. 1 to 7, 2019

La Course des Tuques tops the chart, followed by Une Colonie at #2 and Avec un sourire, la revolution! at #3.

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No Equal Entertainment options WWW series

Wynonna Earp and Lost Girl writer Shelley Scarrow will adapt Robert J. Sawyer’s sci-fi novels for TV.

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Blue Ant, Saloon Media prep Life Below Zero: Canada

The localized adaptation of the BBC docuseries will explore the remote regions of Northern Canada to see how communities endure the harsh climate.

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marblemedia looks to YouTube to fast-track speed to market

The company’s YouTube channel has been CAVCO-certified, a move its co-CEO says will help it bypass barriers in a slow commissioning climate.

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Dorg Van Dango goes int’l with Nickelodeon

The Canada/Ireland copro from DHX Media and Cartoon Saloon is expected to be released around the world in 2020.

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EFM roundup: Canadian horror scares up sales in Berlin

The Soska Sisters’ Rabid remake and The Child Remains land deals at EFM while Brandon Cronenberg’s latest readies for production.

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NBCU International acquires The Murders for Europe and Africa

The Muse-produced series will air on Universal TV in the U.K. and Africa starting later this year.

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Boat Rocker partners with BBC, UYoung on Love Monster

Boat Rocker will distribute the animation worldwide, except for China and South East Asia, which will be handled by Chinese partner UYoung.

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Trish Williams joins CBC as exec director of scripted

The former Bell Media and Temple Street exec will oversee CBC’s drama, comedy and film teams across linear and long-form streaming content.