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MIPCOM: Cineflix Media launches $750K adaptation fund

The Montreal producer-distributor is looking to support the export of Quebecois scripted series to global markets.

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JFL brings the virtual laughs

The Montreal festival has partnered with Felix & Paul on a seven-part VR experience that puts audiences face to face with comedians.

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MIPCOM: Kew Media to acquire stake in U.K.’s Awesome Media

News of the proposed investment comes less than two years after Kew chairman Peter Sussman joined Awesome as its board director and co-owner.

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Forte’s Snapshots nabs kids Int’l Emmy nomination

The live-action series, co-created by Andrea and Mitch Gabourie, was selected in the non-scripted entertainment category, while a DHX-produced project was also nominated.

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Indian Horse wins VIFF People’s Choice

Melanie Wood’s Shut Up and Say Something also picked up an audience award, while WIFTV recognized Lea Pool.

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MIPCOM: 9 Story rebrands T.O. studio as Brown Bag Films

Brown Bag COO Cathal Gaffney explains how the two companies have worked since 2015 to create a seamless culture and client experience.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, 2017

Murdoch Mysteries is at #24, with The Big Bang Theory at #1 and Young Sheldon at #2.

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Fandango to acquire MovieTickets.com

The proposed purchase will see L.A.-based Fandango establishing a ticketing presence in Canada and the U.K. for the first time.

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Numeris to test cross-platform measurement

The TV measurement authority has teamed with Kantar Media and comScore.

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TVA CEO retires, company shuffles management

Julie Tremblay will step down immediately, with France Lauziere taking the top spot at the Quebec media company.

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Deals: Corus, Attraction, Blue Ant, ole

Corus inks a slew of international sales including deals for Backyard Builds and Home to Win, Blue Ant will rep Architect Films’ catalogue, plus more.

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Sim Group rebrands under four new divisions

CEO James Haggarty on why doing away with the individual company names will help build brand power and how that fits Sim’s acquisition strategy.

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Amazing Race Canada opens casting for season six

The sixth season of the show is being produced with a spin, seeking out courageous Canadians to participate.

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DHX secures large-volume Amazon deal

Bob the Builder and In the Night Garden are among 13 shows heading to Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 territories.

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Blue Ant unveils new animation arm

Creative director Joshua Bowen has been tapped to lead the media company’s Toronto-based animation division, Look Mom! Productions.