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Durham: Production paradise

Durham Region offers reputable crews and the backing of over 600 support businesses, in addition to highly adaptable environments that ideally capture any era or subject matter.

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Punk Like Me adaptation in development with OUTtv

Based on author JD Glass’ debut novel, the TV series has exec producers Kevin Fox (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Mike Sword (Legends of the Deep) attached.

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Nelvana president Scott Dyer to retire

Pam Westman has been named the president of the Corus-owned kids company effective Aug. 30, as Dyer retires after more than 20 years with the company.

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Kim’s Convenience wins popular foreign drama in South Korea

The CBC half-hour comedy won the award through popular vote, with past recipients including NCIS, The Walking Dead and Doctor Who.

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WIFT-T selects Isa Benn for DGC Ontario mentorship

This year marks the first time a recipient was selected by DGC members, with Molly McGlynn, Linsey Stewart and Rama Rau serving on the inaugural jury.

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Canadian doc You Are Here gets 800-screen U.S. theatrical launch

The CSA-winning documentary from MDF Productions explores the events that took place in Gander, Newfoundland after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, August 12 to 18, 2019

The Amazing Race Canada comes in at #1, while The Handmaid’s Tale and The Beaverton crack the top 30.

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Eggplant, Grande Camera partner on North Bay facility

Now fully operational, the shared space allows the companies to take advantage of the region’s booming production sector.

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Ontario Creates reveals ’19 IFF participants

Unidentified Woman, Something You Said Last Night and Boom Boom are part of the Canadian projects set for the two-day event.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films August 16 to 22, 2019

Menteur takes the top spot, followed by Jeune Juliette at #2 and Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films August 16 to 22, 2019

The Lion King comes in at #1, followed by Good Boys at #2 and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw at #3.

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Linear TV still popular for younger viewers

Although OTT is on the rise with every under-18 age group, traditional television is not dead with children.

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Vice Studios, OUTtv in development on Clothes Minded

The half-hour project is a makeover show celebrating transgender and gender non-conforming identities.

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CBC, NLFDC unveil digital production fund

With a total budget of $100,000, the NLFDC/CBC Digital Production Program will support digital content from Newfoundland and Labrador creators.

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Cameras roll on Compy Films’ Scarborough

The film sees TIFF Talent Accelerator participant Shasha Nakhai (Take Light) co-direct and produce.

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CBC sets Jane Goodall doc for The Nature of Things

She Walks with Apes is co-directed by former CBC doc exec Mark Starowicz and narrated by Sandra Oh.