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Whatever, Linda wins Canneseries pitch program

With the win, the project will receive development funding and support from Federation Entertainment and La Fabrique des Formats.

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Imagination Park enters the ring with Michael Bisping

The Vancouver-based company is teaming up with the former UFC middleweight champion on a new documentary project.

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White Pine, Ballinran partner with Chinese media co on doc slate

The Canadian prodcos signed a memorandum of understanding with CTV Golden Bridge International Media Group during Canada’s trade mission to China.

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In brief: Hawkeye Pictures options The Honey Farm

Plus: WIFT-T announces its William F. White Production Manager Mentorship recipient, Chloe Grysole returns to Framestone and more.

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Cineflix closes global crime programming deals

The distributor has sold Cineflix Productions’ series such as Homicide: Hours to Kill and Secrets of the Morgue to international networks.

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SnackableTV orders interactive comedy series

Jokeoff, produced in association with Just For Laughs, is a bracket-style elimination series that sees comedians compete for best gag.

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CRTC dismisses Unifor complaint against Rogers Media

The commission found that Rogers is not in violation of its license agreement by subcontracting production of its Chinese-language OMNI Regional news broadcast.

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Awards Roundup: Forte’s Snapshots wins kids Int’l Emmy

Plus: Halfire Entertainment’s Alias Grace nabs a Peabody nom and Canadians win at Hollyweb.

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NFB inks deals with China’s CCTV, Bilibili

More than 70 NFB titles were acquired, including Stories We Tell and Hadwin’s Judgement.

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CBC, DCTV in development on Forgiveness

The scripted adaptation is based on Mark Sakamoto’s memoir, which recently won the pubcaster’s 2018 Canada Reads competition.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 26 to April 1, 2018

Big Brother Canada is the only Canadian series to crack the Top 30, coming in at #18, #25 and #27.

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Amazon Studios shuffles senior team

Albert Cheng has been named co-head of television, taking on daily oversight of the creative and production units.

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Canadian editors left out of foreign production boom: report

According to a survey by the Canadian Cinema Editors association, more needs to be done to advance the careers of Canadians at home and in the U.S.

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9/11 docudrama in the works at Bell Media’s Discovery

Cleared for Chaos: 9/11 is produced by Bristow Global Media, with U.K.-based TCB Media Rights handling international sales.