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DHX Brands inks Twirlywoos deal with HarperCollins

The exclusive global publishing rights deal with HarperCollins Children’s Books is for Ragdoll Productions’ new preschool series Twirlywoos.

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Martha Sepulveda joins Breakthrough Entertainment

The former Sinking Ship development manager lands a director role at Toronto-based Breakthrough.

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Animal Logic sets up shop in Vancouver

The Australian VFX and animation studio has inked a three-picture deal with Warner Bros, prompting the expansion.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 8, 2015 to May 14, 2015

Wango Film’s 88 hits #4 on the list in its second week of release.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 8, 2015 to May 14, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron takes the top spot at the overall Canadian box office for the week.

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You Gotta Eat Here! goes to season five

Food Network Canada has ordered a fifth season of Lone Eagle Entertainment’s travelling food series.

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Much Digital Studios goes live, reveals talent

The youth brand’s move into the MCN space launches with 13 Canadian YouTubers on the roster.

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Mohawk Girls greenlit to season three

The Rezolution Pictures dramedy goes into production this week in Montreal.

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Stuart Garvie takes over sales at Bell Media

The former GroupM CCO takes over the top sales job from Mary Ann Turcke, who herself took over Kevin Crull’s position as head of Bell Media in April.

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9 Story sends Get Ace, Nerds to Brazil

9 Story Media Group has licensed TV toons Get Ace (Galaxy Pop) and Nerds and Monsters (Slap Happy Cartoons) to Globosat’s Gloob in Brazil.

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PNP picks up Canadian distribution rights for Glass Chin

The movie, starring Corey Stoll (pictured) and Billy Crudup, will get its Canadian release on iTunes and in theatres on June 26.

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Sensitive Skin season two enters production

The Don McKellar-directed miniseries is shooting in Toronto.

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Fortissimo takes int’l rights to Closet Monster

Sales for the Rhombus Media and Best Boy Entertainment-produced feature begin in Cannes this week.

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Baruchel to direct Goon sequel

Canadian actor Jay Baruchel takes the helm as the sequel preps for a June Toronto shoot.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs April 27, 2015 to May 3, 2015

Paddington takes the top spot on the DVD chart for the week of April 27 to May 3, while Taken 3 sits at #2.