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Banff ’17: NFB, Spin Master win Rockie Awards

Canadian productions took home seven awards, including trophies for best lifestyle program and best preschool program.

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D360 sells six series abroad

Three of Partners In Motion’s shows are headed overseas, while the distribution co also nabbed sales for RTR Media, Zoomer and White Iron Pictures.

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2017 Indie List: The year in review

Through the ebbs and flows of another (typically) unpredictable year in the world of Canadian content production, Playback gives you an inside look at who’s spending what and where.

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Insight eyes China, N.A. millennials with Youngster launch

CEO John Brunton on filling the niche opportunity with young parents and building a content platform that appeals to advertisers.

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Bron partners with Michael Ellenberg to launch new prodco

The B.C. company is partnering with the man behind Westworld, True Detective and Big Little Lies for its first foray into the television market.

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Letterkenny brews up a unique marketing strategy

New Metric Media has partnered with a Sudbury brewery to make a fictional bevvie a reality.

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Corus picks up broadcast rights to Star Wars franchise

The media co revealed the six-year, 11-picture deal at its Thursday night upfront.

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Let’s Talk JP

Playback magazine caught up with Jean-Pierre Blais to talk big decisions during his five-year term as chair of the CRTC and how he envisions the future of TV.

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TAWC 2017 spring gala

Check out what went down at the Toronto ACTRA Women’s Committee annual party, where Adrienne Mitchell (left) received the Nell Shipman Award.

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Code 8 rolls in Toronto

The record-breaking crowdfunded feature starring Robbie Amell will be distributed in Canada by Elevation Pictures in 2019.

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Wow Unlimited to acquire channel from Bell Media

If approved, the channel will be rebranded as Wow and focus on children and youth programming.

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Distribution360 sends five kids series to Starz

The U.S. premium cable and satellite network has picked up a raft of content, including Atomic Betty, from the Toronto-based distributor.

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Upfronts ’17: Inside Bell’s feel-good sked

Execs from the company weigh in on building the new Bell Media Studios brand and how This is Us set the tone for programming 2017/18.

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CFC gets $9M from Ontario government

The centre also announced a new partnership with Bell Media to develop VR and AR experiences.

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Boat Rocker Rights sells 400 hours of factual abroad

The news comes as the company looks to ramp up both its distribution and production of unscripted content.