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eOne to receive first-ever industry leadership award at 2019 CSAs

Travelers creator Brad Wright will receive the Maraget Collier award, while four more recipients will be honoured with the Board of Directors’ Tribute.

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Big Bad Boo’s 16 Hudson renewed for season two

The 2D series from the Vancouver-based animation company will return for a second season.

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Wendy McKernan upped to VP at Great Pacific Media

McKernan, whose production credits include Highway Thru Hell (pictured), will oversee all factual and lifestyle programming at Thunderbird’s unscripted arm.

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CRTC approves TVA acquisition of Serdy Media

The transaction will result in a tangible benefits package of $1.7 million being directed to the CMF, Telefilm and the Quebecor Fund.

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Production begins on sci-fi feature Enhanced

Director, writer and stunt performer James Mark will helm the action feature, which stars 19-2‘s Adrian Holmes.

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CBC, CRTC call for data-sharing from digital giants

Just-released submissions for the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Acts review see calls for more involvement and transparency from foreign operators in the domestic system.

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Karine Moses appointed president of Bell Media Quebec

Moses will lead all programming, production and scheduling operations for RDS, in addition to her other responsibilities.

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ACTRA National to honour Jay Baruchel with Award of Excellence

The actor, producer, writer and director will receive the award in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in L.A. on March 16.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 24 to 30, 2018

The Big Bang Theory earns a top spot, while the doc You Are Here and drama Vikings come in at #26 and #28, respectively.

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Strong TV results propel Corus to growth in Q1

Doug Murphy told analysts during an investor call this week that Nelvana is on track to increase its production output by 50% this year.

Deals: Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, eOne

Bell Media’s latest TV pickups, eOne’s international deal, plus Blue Ant Media adds another consumer show to its roster.

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Network Entertainment reveals first project with John Varvatos

A new four-part docuseries for EPIX is the initial project in what Network has said is a long-term partnership.

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Documentary filmmaker Pepita Ferrari dies at 66

The veteran director and producer was a prolific collaborator with the National Film Board and served as executive director of DOC.

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Thunderbird’s Raffe exits to launch new prodco

The outgoing SVP of scripted production will continue to work on Thunderbird properties alongside her new venture.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Jan. 1 to 7, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by Black Mirror at #2 and Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events at #3.