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Disney, Netflix unleash more Air Bud content

The Vancouver-based prodco is readying its first TV series, Pup Academy, for Disney Channel in the U.S., and struck a deal with Netflix on a new movie.

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MIPCOM: Scaling up with the Global Creative Alliance

Fourteen producer organizations sign an MOU in Cannes to help their memberships compete in an increasingly consolidated landscape.

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Deals: DHX Media, Farpoint Films, Media Ranch

Season one of Mega Man: Fully Charged goes to U.K. kids broadcaster POP, while Farpoint Films inks content deals with Rive Gauche Television and Kew Media.

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Zaib Shaikh appointed consul general in L.A.

The former Toronto film commissioner takes over from James Villeneuve in representing Canadian interests in America’s cultural industries’ capital.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Oct. 2 to 8, 2018

Stranger Things and Ozark claim the top spots, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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Hangar 18 heads to Sudbury for Spare Parts

The horror feature is directed by Andrew T. Hunt and produced via Raven Banner’s joint venture with 9 Light Entertainment and Red Square Motion.

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Look Mom, Boutique Filmes partner on animated series

Great Hotel Rudini of Illusionism is a treaty copro between Canada and Brazil.

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MIPCOM 2018: Sellers talk slates, strategies and trends

Senior execs from Gusto, Boat Rocker, Corus and more discuss international buyers’ appetites and shows they’re excited about.

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Shaftesbury, Pope Productions unleash Rex

The eight-part series, commissioned by Citytv, is based on a European format about a detective and his hardworking dog.

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In Brief: VIFF names BC Spotlight winners

Plus: Miranda De Pencier’s The Grizzlies wins the audience award at Calgary film fest, Kew Media Distribution adds a new VP of business development, and more.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Sept. 24 to 30, 2018

The Big Bang Theory comes in at #1, followed by The Good Doctor at #2, while Murdoch Mysteries breaks the top 30.

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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.