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Trish Williams joins CBC as exec director of scripted

The former Bell Media and Temple Street exec will oversee CBC’s drama, comedy and film teams across linear and long-form streaming content.

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D360 locks up international broadcast deals

The distribution company has closed new deals in Europe, Asia and North America for eight animated series, including George and Paul and Treasure Champs.

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Bob Higgins takes lead of kids and family unit at Boat Rocker

The company has also folded its kid-focused subsidiary Radical Sheep into the kids and family division.

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La Course des Tuques zooms past $2.5M at the box office

The feature is the sequel to the 2015 box office hit La Guerre des Tuques.

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How Canada’s costume designers earned the gala treatment

A decade after its formation, the Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design will holds its first annual awards this weekend.

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levelFILM strikes output deal with Good Deed Entertainment

The agreement, unveiled at EFM, will see levelFILM handling domestic distribution of Good Deed’s catalogue through 2022.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2019

Marvel’s The Punisher takes the #1 spot, followed by Star Trek: Discovery at #2 and Titans at #3.

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Bell Media sets launch date for Starz in Canada

In the same announcement, the media company said its flagship SVOD service Crave has hit 2.3 million subscribers.

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Nelvana, Sumitomo race into Geki Drive

Nelvana is teaming up with the Japanese investment company to bring a new animated racing series to market.

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Ex-DreamWorks EVP to bring new tech and talent to Wow!

Former DreamWorks exec Mark Taylor has joined the animation studio as consulting EP and head of studio partnerships.

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Rachel Marcus rises to VP at Guru, overseeing development

Most recently, Marcus co-created Guru’s preschool series Pikwik, which was picked up by Disney Junior for the U.S, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and India in July.

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CSAs ’19: Just a Breath Away, The Great Darkened Days top film noms

All five of the projects nominated in the best film category are from Quebec filmmakers, including Maxime Giroux, Sophie Dupuis and Genevieve Dulude-De Celles.

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CSAs ’19: Anne, Schitt’s Creek, Cardinal lead TV nominations

Anne with an E and Schitt’s earned 15 nods apiece, with Cardinal slightly trailing at 14, while Canadian sci-fi made a splash.

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Barb Williams to join CBC as EVP

Williams, who announced her retirement from Corus Entertainment in October, will assume the new role in May.

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XYZ to represent U.S. sales for V71′s She Never Died

The horror comedy is among a number of titles on V71′s EFM slate, including rock doc Loud Krazy Love, drama Trouble in the Garden and heist thriller A Perfect Plan.