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CRTC chair Ian Scott makes his debut

After only a few days on the job, Jean-Pierre Blais’ successor has issued his first statement, offering a hint at his objectives.

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CMF inks development pact with NFVF

The $120,000 fund is an extension of the existing copro treaty with South Africa, which has produced titles such as The Book of Negroes and Winnie.

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Canadian Academy unveils apprenticeship participants

JJ Neepin and Reem Morsi are among the six creators selected for the Apprenticeship for Women Directors.

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CBC reveals second wave of Breaking Barriers recipients

Red Snow from Metis-Cree filmmaker Marie Clements was one of three projects to receive financing through the fund for underrepresented creators.

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DCTV, Bandit Films partner on Rare Earth

The four-part environmental and political drama will premiere on Irish pubcaster RTE in fall 2018.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug. 21 to 27, 2017

Amazing Race Canada is at #2, with America’s Got Talent in the top spot.

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Allan Ungar preps next action thriller

The upcoming feature from the Gridlocked director will be produced by Gunn Films and Toronto’s Cedarvale Pictures.

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Deals: PNP forges a new partnership with Magnolia

In addition, Toronto’s LevelFilm has boarded the Norway/Canada coproduction The Northwoods and Northern Banner has nabbed Canadian rights to Mouly Surya’s latest.

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CHCH announces fall premiere dates

The Channel Zero network will become the exclusive Canadian broadcast home of Netflix hit House of Cards.

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Wow Unlimited names new EVP, CFO

John Vandervelde joins the corporation, taking over for interim CFO Christine Read.

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Distributors’ TIFF-lists

Execs from eOne, Raven Banner and Elevation dish on what they’re looking for at this year’s fest.

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Cinespace to add two more studios to Kipling Avenue location

The company will add more than 50,000 square feet of additional space to its current facility, as well as a permanent underwater filming tank.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2017

Narcos tops the chart for digital originals, with The Handmaid’s Tale at #6 and Castlevania at #8.

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Bell Media shuffles senior leadership team

With the departure of Stuart Garvie, the media co has promoted several to take on new programming and media sales roles.

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Blue Ant launches global networks division

Former Discovery and Fox exec Ward Platt joins the Toronto company to head up the new department.