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Ransom heads to 100-plus territories

NBC Universal, Sony and Foxtel, among others, have picked up the Canada-Hungary coproduction from eOne.

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In Brief: Tangent, LaRue, Reel One

Tangent Animation inks a three-film deal with The Nut Job creator Peter Lepeniotis, LaRue sets the Canadian release date for Filth City, plus more.

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Felicia Litovitz joins FremantleMedia Int’l Canada

The former acquisitions manager at Corus Entertainment joins the company’s Toronto office as director of sales and distribution.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Oct. 3 to 9, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery continues to top the digital chart, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #2 and Stranger Things at #3.

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Ken Faier exits DHX to set up own shop

With the purchase of DHX’s interactive division, the media conglomerate’s former SVP has set up Epic Story Media to develop IPs from the ground up.

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Latest CMF convergent stream invests $10.5M across 43 projects

Digital media components for Baroness Von Sketch Show and The Beaverton were among projects to receive financing.

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Walmart, Interac go on-script with Shaftesbury

The Toronto producer has inked a deal with the companies on a digital series that seeks to push the boundaries of branded entertainment.

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Omnifilm, Reality Distortion Field ink development pact

The Vancouver companies are currently working on the live-action adventure series Knights of Panterra, which will be exec produced by Continuum creator Simon Barry.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 29 to Oct. 5, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is at #1, followed by It at #2 and American Made at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 29 to Oct. 5, 2017

Les rois mongols is at #1, with De pere en flic 2 at #2 and Et au pire, on se mariera at #3.

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Op/Ed: There’s much to like in Creative Canada

CMPA chair and Shaftesbury exec Scott Garvie argues that the hoopla around Netflix misses the forest for the trees in Minister Joly’s cultural policy.

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Tara Jan joins Muse Entertainment

Jan will be charged with overseeing the company’s unscripted programming slate in the newly created executive position.

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Netflix takes hold of eOne’s Cupcake & Dino

After premiering globally as a Netflix original series, the new toon will debut on Teletoon in Canada and Disney Channels LatAm in spring 2019.

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TVO, Knowledge Network greenlight Super Mighty Makers

The live-action scripted series is produced by marblemedia in association with Jam Pie Media.

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Production underway on third season of Cardinal

The CTV and Super Ecran drama is shooting in North Bay, ON and Toronto.