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True Fiction comes to life

The horror feature, produced by 775 Media, is now filming in Calgary.

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Bejuba! Entertainment boards Circle Square

The Ottawa-based distributor will handle international sales on the preschool series, produced by The Brothers McLeod, Spider Eye and Kavaleer Productions.

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Jennifer Salke to head up Amazon Studios

The former president of NBC Entertainment replaces Roy Price, who resigned in October amid sexual harassment allegations.

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Deals: eOne, Netflix, CBC, Hollywood Suite

HBO Europe picks up Entertainment One’s Peppa Pig, Netflix acquires Les Affames, and more.

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Cameras roll on Tuscan Leather

The indie horror from director Eddie Augustin is currently filming in Montreal.

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More Canadian features, shorts selected for SXSW

Colin Minihan’s thriller What Keeps You Alive will world premiere in the Midnighters section, while several shorts and VR projects will also debut at the Texas fest.

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Mapping out options for Toronto’s studio infrastucture

A report for the City of Toronto looks at ways to replace the 213,000 square-feet of studio land that will be lost in the next two years due to the Don River flood protection works.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, 2018

Star Trek: Discovery takes the top spot, as Netflix’s Stranger Things and Black Mirror come in at #2 and #3.

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Cutie Pugs waddle onto TVO’s fall lineup

The Toronto-based Little Engine Moving Pictures’ new live-action series about four talking pugs will premiere on the pubcaster this fall.

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CraveTV subscribers up 22% YOY at Bell Media

Ad revenues declined slightly year-over-year, but the company saw strength in subscriber revenues relating to contract renewals, payTV, SVOD and TVE.

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ABC ME delves further into The Deep

The Australian broadcaster has greenlit a third season of the animated series produced by DHX Media, A Stark Production and Technicolor.

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Breakthrough names Pilar Segura as head of production

Segura has previously partnered with the Toronto prodco on projects including David Rocco’s Amalfi Getaway and Hollywood Homicide Uncovered.

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Six Canadian docs to share $103K from Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund

Peter Mishara’s The Artists and Rama Rau’s The Daughter Tree are among the projects selected.

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Portfolio’s Cat in the Hat heads abroad

The Toronto-based producer/distributor has also announced deals for DOKI, Freaktown and other properties.

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Field of Vision launches doc fellowship

Rise director Michelle Latimer is one of four filmmakers selected for the year-long program.