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9 Story appoints Angela C. Santomero CCO

The announcement comes five months after 9 Story acquired New York-based children’s media co Out of the Blue, which Santomero co-founded.

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Eight Canadian producers head to Trans Atlantic Partners

Shaftesbury’s Stephanie Ouaknine and Compass Productions’ Joe Balass are among the Canadian independent producers set to take part in the copro program.

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Jill Golick named Women in View exec director

The former WGC president replaces Rina Fraticelli, who stepped down in March.

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Deals: Amazon, OUTtv, CFC Ideaboost

Prime Video has greenlit a docuseries with Just For Laughs, OUTtv takes to the skies, plus more.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand June 5 to 11, 2018

13 Reasons Why tops the charts, followed by Sense8 at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale coming in at #3.

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From anime to Air Bud: what connects in China

As Canada-China relations strengthen, Wang Xiaohui, iQIYI’s chief content officer, breaks down what genres resonate with local audiences.

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In Brief: Creative industries launch code of conduct site

Plus: Shaw Rocket launches a kid safety program, Guru Studio ups Louise Jones to VP role, and more.

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Layoffs hit TFO

Updated: The Ontario French-language public broadcaster reports it has cut 19 positions across the company.

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Breakthroughs Film Fest adds Mariam Zaidi as exec director

Zaidi, an associate programmer at Hot Docs, will replace Gabor Pertic in the role.

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Cameras roll on The Eye of U.R.M.

The sci-fi thriller is the latest feature from Metis director Benjamin Ross Hayden and stars Greg Bryk.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2018 nominations now open

We’re on the hunt for the best up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen-based industries – and we need you to help us find it. (Free to view)

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Carter heads to WGN America

The Amaze Film + Television-produced series joins a number of other Canadian series in the U.S. channel’s lineup.

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Shaw reportedly shopping its stake in Corus

According to a report from The Globe and Mail, the teleco aims to free capital to invest in its wireless network.

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Banff ’18: NBCU International Studios’ Canadian strategy

The company’s president Jeff Wachtel discusses its partnership with Lark Productions and working with Canadian creators.

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Distribution360 inks deals for Canadian series at Banff

Universal Kids picks up marblemedia and Proper Television’s Driving Me Crazy, while Snapshots, The Mystery Files and others head overseas.