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Bell Media adds first kids titles to CraveTV

More than 200 hours of programming including The Adventures of Paddington Bear has joined the SVOD’s library via its strategic partnership with Wow! Unlimited.

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TIFF ’18: Well Go USA takes Freaks

The U.S. distributor grabbed rights to Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein’s sci-fi thriller for multiple territories in a seven-figure deal.

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In brief: DGC unveils 2018 Discovery nominees

Plus: Gharrett Paon and Bretten Hannam score top honours at Pitch This!, Canadians recognized at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and more.

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Red Square, Indiecan, Unstable Ground partner on LightVAULT

Aimed at distributors and indie filmmakers, the encrypted cloud server is designed to combat content piracy and unauthorized sharing.

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TIFF ’18: The winning formula behind Akash Sherman’s Clara

The writer/director and producer Ari Lantos discuss bringing the sci-fi feature to screens, and their plans for more collaborations.

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CFC teams with Netflix on five-year funding initiative

Meanwhile, the film centre partnered with Comweb Corp/William F. White to launch a new scholarship for Indigenous creators in Jay Switzer’s name.

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Indie film: Zoe Hopkins on Indigenous-led content

In the final part of our indie filmmaking series, the Kayak to Klemtu filmmaker discusses fostering new voices and the need to deliver Indigenous content to Indigenous audiences.

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OMDC rebrands to Ontario Creates

The government agency has updated its logo and website to meet online accessibility standards.

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Markham set for 400,000-sq-ft studio complex

Markham Movieland, which will include a 70,000-square-foot “super stage,” is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2020 and cost around $100 million.

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CBC and Snap pair for two new series

This is CBC’s first dive into long-term news series on Snapchat, as opposed to event-centered programming.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug. 20 to 26, 2018

The Amazing Race Canada tops the chart, with the iHeartRadio MMVAs broadcast breaking the top 30 and America’s Got Talent snagging the #2 and #3 slots.

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Indie film: The industry’s new funding gaps

In part three of our indie filmmaking series, Wildling Pictures and director Robin Aubert discuss the decline in short-film funding and what it means for the next generation of creatives.

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Deals: CBC Radio-Canada, Cineflix Rights, First Run Features, JG Brothers

CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution lands Barry Avrich’s Prosecuting Evil, Cineflix Rights signs a first-look deal with Vancouver’s Mayhem Entertainment, plus more.

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Conquering Lion, Hawkeye Pictures partner on Brother

Greenleaf exec producer and Conquering Lion head Clement Virgo will adapt and direct the film, based on David Chariandy’s award-winning novel.