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In brief: CBC names Donald Lizotte as Jean Mongeau’s successor

Plus: Tasha Hubbard’s doc wins over audiences at imagineNATIVE and Stand! gets the big screen treatment.

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Bron looks to Spanish-language market with latest investment

Through its Ventures division, B.C.-based Bron has taken a minority investment in The Immigrant, a production company focused on the Hispanic and Latinx scripted TV market.

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Netflix renews Another Life for another ride

The Katee Sackhoff space drama from Halfire Entertainment will start production in Vancouver next year.

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Blue Ant Media taps Stephanie Atlas to grow digital brands

The former Nat Geo exec will lead digital and social media strategies for Love Nature and ZooMoo in a newly created role based out of Washington, D.C.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 14 to 20, 2019

The Good Doctor leads the list at #1 and #3, while 9-1-1 and Survivor land at #2 and #4, respectively.

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Telefilm hires two for exec team

With the addition of Rene Bourdages and Marie-Claude Lavigne, Telefilm says its executive leadership team is now complete.

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Telefilm updates theatrical doc program

After more than a decade, Rogers Group of Funds will no longer be a funding partner on the program for feature-length documentary projects.

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Big Bad Boo scares up new animated series

The kids content creator will develop, finance, produce and distribute new shows inspired by Highlights publishing brands.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Oct. 18 to 24, 2019

Matthias et Maxime claims the top spot, followed by Il pleuvait des oiseaux at #2 and Kuessipan at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Oct. 18 to 24, 2019

Joker comes in at #1, followed by Maleficent: Mistress of Evil at #2 and Zombieland: Double Tap at #3.

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WaZabi Films lands worldwide rights to Jeremy Irons feature

The Montreal-based sales agent will shop the Irons-produced film at the American Film Market in November, launching it alongside 1976 Productions’ feature Coda.

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Deals: eOne, Boat Rocker, Kew Media Distribution

Boat Rocker Media’s Platform One inks a first-look deal, while eOne names a South Korean licensing agent for Peppa Pig and more.

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Patricia Rozema and Robert Budreau tie at DGC Awards

The directors picked up the DGC’s Feature Film award, while Tasha Hubbard won the gala’s Discovery prize.

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Banijay to acquire Endemol Shine

The deal is on: after 18 months of speculation, Paris-based Banijay Group has reached a “definitive agreement” to acquire 100% of Endemol Shine Group.

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Jean Mongeau to leave CBC

The GM and CRO of the pubcaster’s media solutions will depart in early 2020 to pursue outside opportunities.