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Ovation picks up two seasons of Frankie Drake

Season one of the Shaftesbury-produced drama debuts on the U.S. network in June 2019.

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Citytv greenlights Muse Entertainment’s The Murders

The eight-episode police procedural, starring Jessica Lucas, is now in production in Vancouver.

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Epic Story delves further into development with Bron investment

Ken Faier said the financial backing of Bron’s Ventures arm will advance his strategic goal of “creating billion-dollar” kids franchises.

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Take 5 Productions adds Nick Iannelli

The EVP of post production replaces Bill Goddard, who will continue with the company as a consultant.

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Op-Ed: I am a Woman in Film

Marina Cordoni reflects on 30 years in the film biz, and offers insights for the next generation.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2018

Smallfoot takes the top spot, while Night School comes in at #2 and The House with a Clock in Its Walls lands at #3.

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CW nabs season two of Burden of Truth

The youth-skewing U.S. net has added the legal drama’s upcoming eight-episode season to its summer 2019 slate.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2018

La Disparition Des Lucioles lands at #1, followed by Pauline Julien, Intime Et Politique at #2 and Anthropocene: The Human Epoch at #3.

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Blue Ant Media builds out North American production team

The Toronto-based company has made a number of appointments, including adding Laura Michalchyshyn as an original programming consultant.

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Carmine Street Guitars to play for Abramorama

The U.S.-based distributor has picked up the U.S. rights to filmmaker Ron Mann’s 10th feature documentary and is planning a theatrical release for spring 2019.

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eOne sells The Rookie into 160 territories

The police drama sold to M6 (France), Sky (U.K.) and RAI (Italy) among others ahead of its Oct. 16 broadcast premiere.

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Spin Master to relaunch Bakugan

The company has teamed up with TMS Entertainment and Nelvana to create a new series for Cartoon Network based on the hit property.

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Coroner to go global with NBCU International

The procedural will air on NBCU networks in multiple territories worldwide. (Series star Serinda Swan pictured.)

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9 Story to walk Clifford around the world

The company has been appointed as the global distributor for Scholastic Entertainment’s revamped Clifford The Big Red Dog series.

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Behind Blue Ant’s growing distribution business

Ahead of MIPCOM, EVP Solange Attwood talks about how international expansion, new lines of business and closer collaboration with third-party prodcos has facilitated growth.