A Worthy Companion

Awards roundup: Borsos tie at Whistler

Plus: Jennifer Podemski wins ACTRA Award of Excellence and Tulipani nabs an international audience award.

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WFF ’17: Behind the scenes of Julian Papas’ behind-the-scenes doc

Filmmaker Ingrid Veninger and director Papas on inspiring the next generation of filmmakers with The Other Side of Porcupine Lake.

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CMF launches $2.6M export-focused development program

In addition, CMF has partnered with the Quebecor Fund on a pilot program aimed at stimulating the export of domestic projects from Quebec-based producers.

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Vikings maintains robust ratings in season five premiere

The international coproduction drew an overnight audience of 463,500 viewers (2+) as it returned on History.

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In brief: Carmilla to make TV debut in Hollywood Suite marathon

Plus: Sophie Bonspille Boileau wins the WIDC Feature Film Award at Whistler, the CRTC denies Rogers’ OMNI Regional request, plus more.

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WFF ’17: Is there room for Canadian-made content in Hollywood North?

While B.C. is booming, panelists and attendees stressed the need for more provincial funds to support local production.

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Mary Kills People, Cardinal returns set for January

On the back of strong critical reception and significant international sales, the hour-long dramas are returning to Global and CTV, respectively.

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Vice: too niche for TV?

The Vice brand has a large and rabid digital following, but TV is a different animal. Media experts weigh in on the challenges facing the brand in the space.

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Ex-Disney exec to lead Guru’s production team

The prodco has brought on former Disney exec Kara Lord Piersimoni as VP of production, as well as ex-Spin Master brand manager Daniel Rattner.

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Cineflix looks to connect the global dots with new company

The Montreal-based firm has tapped Pablo Salzman to lead the copro-focused subsidiary, Connect3 Productions.

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Movie theatre revenues hit $1.8B in 2016: Stats Can

Box office sales increased marginally from 2014, according to the biennial report, with concession sales jumping 7.5%.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Nov. 21 to 27, 2017

Frontier is at #10, with Stranger Things at #1 and Marvel’s The Punisher at #2.

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Rogers to end support for Viceland: report

The channel, originally launched in 2015, had 1.5 million subscribers last year and posted a loss of nearly $2.5 million.

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New commissioner for Ontario appointed at CRTC

Toronto lawyer Monique Lafontaine, who has previously served as director of regulatory affairs at the DGC, has signed on for a five-year term beginning in January.

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Orphan Black gets Japanese remake

The original, produced by Boat Rocker Studios’ Temple Street, ended its five-season run this summer.