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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2018 nominations now open

We’re on the hunt for the best up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen-based industries – and we need you to help us find it. (Free to view)

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Carter heads to WGN America

The Amaze Film + Television-produced series joins a number of other Canadian series in the U.S. channel’s lineup.

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Shaw reportedly shopping its stake in Corus

According to a report from The Globe and Mail, the teleco aims to free capital to invest in its wireless network.

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Banff ’18: NBCU International Studios’ Canadian strategy

The company’s president Jeff Wachtel discusses its partnership with Lark Productions and working with Canadian creators.

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Distribution360 inks deals for Canadian series at Banff

Universal Kids picks up marblemedia and Proper Television’s Driving Me Crazy, while Snapshots, The Mystery Files and others head overseas.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 28 to June 3, 2018

MasterChef Canada breaks the top 10, followed by Private Eyes at #15 and The Detail at #19.

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Quebec commits $600M in culture funding

The provincial government’s five-year action plan boosts funding for the production, distribution and discoverability of Quebec cultural products.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 1 to 7, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story leads the list, followed by Deadpool 2 landing at #2 and Avengers: Infinity War breaking the top three.

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Banff ’18: How Canadian cos are taking control of their own destiny

Boat Rocker, Blue Ant and Wow! discuss contrasting approaches to M&A and having the ability to self-commission projects.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 1 to 7, 2018

La Chute De Sparte nabs the top spot, followed by Indian Horse at #2 and La Bolduc at #3.

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Cameras roll on Northern Rescue

The 10-part series for CBC and Netflix is now filming in Parry Sound, ON.

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She Never Died wraps in North Bay

The female-led “sister sequel” to Jason Krawczyk’s 2015 horror comedy He Never Died is directed by Audrey Cummings.

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Travelers, Giver win at Rockie Awards

Canadian projects took home eight awards from the annual Banff World Media Festival Program Competition.

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Minister Joly on building ties with China

The Minister of Canadian Heritage talked to Playback magazine about the growing opportunities for Canadian prodcos in China, and the business challenges that remain.

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Bristow Global Media ups Daniel Bourre

As the prodco looks to expand its kids content slate, its appointed the former TVO producer as EP, Kids.