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NBC Entertainment’s formidable franchise strategy

Paul Telegdy, president of the alternative and reality group, on developing TV brands that engage robust audiences for decades.

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Alex Lalonde joins New Metric Media

The former COO of Digital Howard has been appointed VP of business affairs and operations.

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Indiecan Entertainment launches Jewish Films on Demand

Founded by Avi Federgreen, the transactional VOD platform aims to connect North American audiences with a curated selection of Jewish films.

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Quebecor Fund awards $2.1M to TV, digital media projects

Attraction Images’ Bootcamp and ToonDraw Animation’s YaYa & Zouk are among the projects selected to receive funding.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand May 31 to June 5, 2018

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

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DGC names new national exec director

Dave Forget replaces Brian Baker, who is retiring after five years in the role.

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Indie List 2018: JoBro Productions makes the jump

Jonathan Bronfman talks about how his prodco has continued to build out its biz and what’s next.

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Upfront ’18: Bell Media greenlights original comedy for 2018/19 slate

The half-hour comedy starring Jann Arden sits among a roster of 42 new and returning series, with The Beaverton, Cardinal and Corner Gas Animated also receiving renewals.

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Montreal’s Oasis to expand 2D operations

Having secured a $3.3-million investment, the Montreal studio will produce new seasons of Arthur and Kulipari, and double its workforce.

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Lisa Godfrey talks unscripted strategy

Corus Entertainment’s VP of original content discusses international trends, talent and the company’s global ambitions.

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In brief: The CMF and IMCINE unveil on copro incentive

Plus: Hollywood Suite revamps its streaming app, TIFF announces the 12 writers joining its 2018/19 TIFF Writers’ Studio and more.

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The Dot Film Company preps Boys vs. Girls shoot

Written and directed by Mike Stasko, the indie comedy about a summer camp that recently went co-ed begins shooting next month.

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Wattpad adds director of content development and production

Lindsey Ramey joins the story platform’s L.A.-based studio, where she’ll work with creatives to turn Wattpad stories into film and TV projects.

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Hulu picks up two seasons of Letterkenny

The deal, handled by series distributor DHX Media, will see the half-hour comedy debut in the U.S. on July 13.

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Indie List 2018: Thunderbird Entertainment takes off

With its Netflix deals, a new HQ for Atomic Cartoons and plenty of projects in development, the prodco’s leaders discuss the company’s future growth plans.