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Canada, Denmark launch digi media incentive

The $300,000 codevelopment fund is aimed at digital projects that experiment with formats and platforms.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 10 to 16, 2017

Ballerina is at #5, with Kong: Skull Island at #1, Logan at #2 and Get Out at #3.

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Sharon Stevens joins Hollywood Suite

The former senior director of multiplatform content at Blue Ant joins the company as director of programming.

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Digging into Northern Ontario’s production boom

Financial incentives and a growing crew base helped drive a record 51 projects in the region last year.

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Playback’s Digital Roundtable – Part Two

Execs from leading media companies talk about audience engagement, defining digital success and where to find revenue.

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Cord-cutting hit a record high in 2016: report

But those who have cut the cord still only account for a small percentage of the total market, according to a report from Boon Dog.

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Deals: NFB, CraveTV, D360

Tiffany Hsiung’s The Apology will receive a 66-screen theatrical release in South Korea, Crave adds another original, and more.

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Inside eOne’s Goon 2 promo push

The distributor hopes its social strategy and physical footprint will help draw new and established audiences to the sequel.

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JFL, CBC to produce Canada 150 comedy special

Stand-Up on Guard for Thee, hosted by Daniel Levy, will air on the pubcaster this summer.

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HGTV Canada preps two new originals

Save My Reno and Backyard Builds have been added to the specialty channel’s spring lineup.

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Squeeze launches motion-capture division

The Quebec studio is looking to diversify its animated offerings with the launch of MOOV.

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Quebecor Media sees revenues decline slightly in Q4

The company’s overall revenues increased 3.2%, driven by growth in the telecom business.

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Playback’s 2017 Hall of Fame: Ann Medina

The broadcast journalist turned Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television chair worked to raise the profile of local TV.

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Production underway on season two of Van Helsing

Rookie Blue alum Missy Peregrym joins the cast of the drama, which airs on Netflix and Super Ecran in Canada.

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Rockie Awards add new $25K prize

All submissions from indie Canadian producers will be eligible for the new award.