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In Brief: Hubbard wins DOXA’s Canadian doc prize

Plus, the Music Video Production Project gets a bump from the RBC Foundation and production wraps on season two of My Roommate’s an Escort.

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The Scott brothers’ journey from talent brand to powerhouse prodco

How the most famous duo in lifestyle changed the perception of their company to become one of the most prolific unscripted prodcos in North America.

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The Ninth lands on CBC Gem

Starring Jess Salgueiro and Neil Crone, all eight episodes of the Artcraft Zoo comedy launch today.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, April 29 to May 5, 2019

The Big Bang Theory comes in at #1, while Big Brother Canada and MasterChef Canada earn spots in the top 30.

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Blue Ant acquires children’s property Jelly Jamm

Previously owned by Spain’s Vodka Capital, the preschool IP includes two seasons of an animated series, 13 songs, 17 original characters and an L&M program.

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Shaw to sell Corus stake in $548M share sale

Shaw Communications will no longer hold an equity interest in Corus Entertainment once the offering closes later this month.

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Guru ups Jonathan Abraham to VP role

Plus, the animation studio hires a former Gusto Worldwide Media exec to support him.

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Sphinx, NFB set The Colour of Ink

The documentary from director Brian D. Johnson (pictured) also sees Anthropocene‘s Nicholas de Pencier serve as director of photography.

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Cogeco TV Production awards $2.5M across 16 projects

Coroner (pictured), The Transplant and L’Academie were among the series that walked away with funding.

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Cannes deals: V71, N5, Clique, Raven Banner

Canadian prodcos and distributors share their film sales slate as the Cannes Film Festival gets underway.

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DHX begins search for Michael Donovan’s successor

The DHX CEO said he will once again transition into a strategic role once the board has selected a candidate.

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William Woods launches $2.5M fund for mid-budget films

Line 200 Inc. will provide financing for up to 30% of a film’s budget, aiming to fund between five to 10 Canadian films and copros over the next five years.

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Bell Media acquires untitled Star Trek series

Announced at the L.A. Screenings, the untitled series focused on captain Jean-Luc Picard will air on Bell Media’s Space, Z and Crave in Canada.

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HanWay Films inks multi-territory deal for The Song Of Names

Sony Pictures Classics previously picked up the U.S. rights to the Serendipity Point Films copro starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen this April.