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Deals: 9 Story, DHX, Blue Ant

9 Story Media sells more than 550 episodes of content internationally, plus more.

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Magali Simard joins the City of Toronto

After announcing her departure from TIFF earlier this week, Simard starts as the City’s film sector development officer Dec. 18.

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Letterkenny has it all ‘figgered’ out

A story of media, merch and microbrews: Letterkenny is Playback’s best-marketed TV brand of 2017.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2017

Frontier climbs to #6, with Stranger Things at #1 and Marvel’s The Punisher at #2.

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Daniel Cross wins Doc Institute Luminary Award

The EyesteelFilm founder was celebrated at the annual ceremony, alongside first-time feature filmmaker Victoria Lean.

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Caroline Habib joins New Metric Media

The former director of Mongrel International will lead the prodco’s development efforts as it looks to build out its dramatic and comedy slates.

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After #MeToo, how will the industry respond?

Organizers of the symposium on sexual assault presented seven recommendations to improve policies and supports for survivors.

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YMA Andra Sheffer Scholarship winner named

Youth Media Alliance has also added three to its board of directors, as Alexandra Raffe and Vince Commisso’s terms come to an end.

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In brief: Felix & Paul Studios heads to Sundance

Plus: Robin Joseph’s animated short Fox and the Whale is one of 10 projects in contention for an Oscar nom, and more.

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Column: Hey industry! Let’s be clear about the ‘Netflix tax’

With petitions circling and choruses growing louder, Irene Berkowitz says it’s critical to be specific about what’s being asked of the government.

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ProSieben merges Red Arrow, Studio71

The media co’s digital and traditional production businesses are merging under the Red Arrow Studios banner.

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CBC sets premiere dates for winter 2018

Legal drama Burden of Truth and Allan Hawco-starrer Caught are among a trio of dramas joining the pubcaster’s lineup in early 2018.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 20 to 26, 2017

The Indian Detective is at #5, with the CFL Grey Cup game at #1 and The Good Doctor at #2.

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HGTV Canada greenlights new Bryan Baeumler series

The specialty net will bring back the popular home improvement star Baeumler for a new beach-side series.

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Magali Simard to leave TIFF

The senior manager of theatrical programming has been with the Toronto festival since 2006.