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Deals: Babe Nation, We’ll Be Over Here, Highball.TV, Bell Media

Three Canadian features land new U.S. and worldwide distribution deals while Bell Media kicks off an extended partnership with the CFL for its sports channels.

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Channel Zero looks to global market with new Studios division

With the launch, Jennifer Chen will has been promoted to the newly created role of head of Studios and VP of content.

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Insight exec Jane Rimer departs to launch consultancy firm

Rimer, the former head of international business, says she’ll continue to work with Insight as she goes back to full-time consultancy with Brilliant NYC.

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Reem Morsi makes feature debut with Hysteria

Hysteria, which wraps production this week, is one of the films selected from Telefilm’s Talent to Watch program in 2018.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Nov. 12 to 18, 2019

The Mandalorian (Disney+) nabs the #2 spot on the Digital Original list, while Vancouver-shot See (Apple TV+) lands at #9.

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In brief: Netflix will bring Black Summer back to Alberta

Plus: EyeSteelFilm and NFB’s latest doc (pictured) heads to TVO after its festival run, and Amazon Prime Video joins Rogers’ Ignite TV.

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Ghost BFF floats to KindaTV for season two

New episodes of Babe Nation’s short-form digital series will debut on Shaftesbury’s CAVCO-certified YouTube channel next year.

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Caroline Monnet, Microclimat Films roll on Bootlegger

Montreal-based distributor MK2|Mile End is set to release the film penned by Monnet and Daniel Watchorn in Canada.

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Steven Guilbeault named Minister of Canadian Heritage

Guilbeault, who replaces Pablo Rodriguez, becomes the third person to oversee the Heritage portfolio in 18 months.

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TIFF lays off 15 staff

These cuts across all departments follow the organization’s “comprehensive review” of its Audience First strategic plan.

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U.K. competition watchdog examines eOne-Hasbro deal

Competition and Markets Authority said it will consider whether the proposed deal will lead to a “substantial lessening of competition” within the U.K. market.

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Bron Studios lines up The Quench

Dayveon filmmaker Amman Abbasi (pictured) is set to direct the coming-of-age thriller, while Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert and Anjay Nagpal serve as executive producers.

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Netflix launches a new Vikings epic with Michael Hirst, Jeb Stuart

The spinoff will not be a Canadian coproduction, but Toronto’s Take 5 Productions will be attached to handle post-production.

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Jann Arden gets candid with new CTV special

The JANN star and co-creator will be featured in Jann Arden One Night Only, airing on CTV on Dec. 4 before heading to Crave.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 4 to 10, 2019

The Good Doctor comes in at #1, followed by Grey’s Anatomy at #2 and 9-1-1 at #3.