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DCTV teams with Davis Films for House of Night adaptation

The duo will jointly develop and produce a live-action TV series based on the young adult franchise from authors P. C. and Kristin Cast.

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Canadian broadcasters reveal their gender parity goals for 2025

Seven Canadian broadcasters released their action plans for industry equality as part of the Women in Production Summit held by the CRTC in late 2018.

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Blue Ant Studios names Laura Michalchyshyn as CCO

The veteran producer and TV exec will oversee creative across multiple Blue Ant Media businesses and co-manage Blue Ant Studios alongside co-president Sam Sniderman.

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Additional Ontario studio capacity still won’t meet demand: report

A new Nordicity study suggests that, despite 1.3 million square feet of new studio space coming online by 2020, demand will continue to outstrip supply in the next five years.

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Pluto TV launches dedicated Degrassi channel

The channel will feature past installments of the teen franchise, like Degrassi: The Next Generation and its continuation series Degrassi for U.S. and U.K. audiences.

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Mohamed Fahmy brings eastern stories west with Ensan Films

The factual prodco, launched out of Vancouver, was formed to further raise the profile of eastern conflicts to western audiences, starting with a doc on corruption in Turkey.

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Screen Nova Scotia partners with Netflix on screenwriting program

Netflix will support the internship program under its $25-million development fund, allowing it to expand to writers’ rooms in the U.S.

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Mellany Masterson takes the reins of Nelvana Enterprises

Masterson has been promoted to the role previously held by Pam Westman, who was named president of Nelvana following Scott Dyers’ retirement.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, September 16 to 22, 2019

Murdoch Mysteries cracks the list at #9, followed by Frankie Drake Mysteries at #15 and Still Standing at #21.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films September 20 to 26, 2019

Il pleuvait des oiseaux comes in at #1, followed by Menteur at #2 and Bob Bissonnette: ROCKSTAR. Pis pas a peu pres at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films September 20 to 26, 2019

Downton Abbey leads the list, followed by Ad Astra at #2, while Il pleuvait des oiseaux comes in at #7.

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JANN starts its second verse in Calgary

CTV has upped the episode order in season two, bringing the total to eight, while Jennica Harper returns as showrunner.

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TVO’s Lisa de Wilde to step down as CEO

The veteran TV executive departs the provincial broadcaster after 14 years at the helm.

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Folklaur Chevrier acquires life rights to Christine Jessop cold case

The child protection activist and actor has received consent from the Jessop family to tell their story through a feature-length documentary.

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Blue Ant International to distribute Handel Productions’ catalogue

The Blue Ant Media-owned distribution arm also revealed its MIPCOM slate, with more than 330 hours of scripted and unscripted content, including Witches of Salem (pictured).