Catto, Bowlby to be honoured by WIFT-T

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CBC’s Sally Catto (pictured) and Insight’s Barbara Bowlby are among this year’s Crystal Award winners.



Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Sept. 29, 2014 to Oct. 5, 2014

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Transformers: Age of Extinction tops the DVD chart this week, followed by Neighbors.



Pixcom sells format option for Appearances

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The Montreal-based prodco has sold the option for the format of its drama series Appearances (pictured) to U.S. producer Intrigue and French proco Samka.



Mommy passes $2M Canadian box office mark

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The Xavier Dolan-directed film is also a hit in France.



Blog: Is there money in Marseille for web series creators?

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Guidestones creator Jay Ferguson lands in France to find the fast-growing Marseille festival in transformation. (Guidestones shoot in Marseille pictured)



Canadian communication spending up: CRTC

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The regulator reports that Canadians spent 3.2% more on communication spending in 2013, with the largest piece of that pie going to wireless and internet services.



How Kotex became a YouTube exec producer

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Why the feminine hygiene brand financed Carmilla, a transmedia Gothic vampire series produced by Smokebomb Entertainment and digital agency shift2.



CFC, CBC launch digital comedy workshop

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The CFC and the CBC are going for laughs with a workshop that aims to help online creators develop their digital properties for TV. (Ana Serrano, CFC’s chief digital officer pictured)



MIPCOM: Why Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell shot scenes in Quebec

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The BBC/Space miniseries diverged from common European-Canadian copro structures with location shooting in Quebec. (Series co-star Eddie Marsan pictured.)



MIPCOM: FanTrust president wins Lego Twitter pitch contest

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Catherine Warren, head of the digital ent consultancy, is to collaborate with Lego execs on a concept to send disused toys from kids in the developed world to peers in the emerging world.