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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).

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More than 20% of Canadians plan to cut the cord: study

One in seven Canadians have transitioned from linear TV to online and OTT services and one in five intend to do so over the next year.

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Mary’s Kitchen Crush goes abroad

The culinary series has been sold to U.S. streaming network Tastemade and some players down under.

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Liberals highlight film funding, digital tax in election platform

If re-elected, the Liberal Party said it will nearly double Telefilm’s annual budget and take “appropriate measures” to ensure digital players contribute towards creating Cancon.

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Ontario Film Authority to close in October

The ministry cited the rise of digital streaming for its closure as they announce plans for an industry consultation to “modernize” its film classification framework.

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D360 preps for MIPCOM with 13 new titles

The company has added a raft of kids and lifestyle series from Montreal’s Zone3 as part of a larger push into French-language content.

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The Trickster, New Eden pick up funding from NOHFC

The government funder has invested $7 million across seven film and television projects filmed in the North Bay area.

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Deals: Media Ranch, Sinking Ship, Portfolio, TVO

The international deals come in for Media Ranch’s new game format, Sinking Ship and Portfolio’s latest kids programming sales, and more.