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Upfront ’18: Bell Media greenlights original comedy for 2018/19 slate

The half-hour comedy starring Jann Arden sits among a roster of 42 new and returning series, with The Beaverton, Cardinal and Corner Gas Animated also receiving renewals.

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Montreal’s Oasis to expand 2D operations

Having secured a $3.3-million investment, the Montreal studio will produce new seasons of Arthur and Kulipari, and double its workforce.

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Lisa Godfrey talks unscripted strategy

Corus Entertainment’s VP of original content discusses international trends, talent and the company’s global ambitions.

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In brief: The CMF and IMCINE unveil on copro incentive

Plus: Hollywood Suite revamps its streaming app, TIFF announces the 12 writers joining its 2018/19 TIFF Writers’ Studio and more.

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The Dot Film Company preps Boys vs. Girls shoot

Written and directed by Mike Stasko, the indie comedy about a summer camp that recently went co-ed begins shooting next month.

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Wattpad adds director of content development and production

Lindsey Ramey joins the story platform’s L.A.-based studio, where she’ll work with creatives to turn Wattpad stories into film and TV projects.

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Hulu picks up two seasons of Letterkenny

The deal, handled by series distributor DHX Media, will see the half-hour comedy debut in the U.S. on July 13.

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Indie List 2018: Thunderbird Entertainment takes off

With its Netflix deals, a new HQ for Atomic Cartoons and plenty of projects in development, the prodco’s leaders discuss the company’s future growth plans.

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Programming Profile: AT&T Audience Network

Shane Elrod, head of original content and production at the U.S. channel, talks Condor and working with Canadians.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 21 to 27, 2018

MasterChef Canada breaks the top 10, followed by Private Eyes at #15 and The Detail at #21.

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Wonderfilm launches with super-sized slate

The newly launched Vancouver and L.A.-based prodco has wrapped on two features, with production set to begin on a third this summer.

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Temple Street nabs TV rights to Kelley Armstrong’s Rockton novels

Boat Rocker Studios’ scripted arm has tapped showrunner Julie Puckrin (pictured) to adapt the series.

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Upfronts ’18: CityTV unveils 11 new shows, classic reboots

Canadian scripted dramas The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco and Bad Blood are among the series on the network’s 2018/19 schedule.

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Yeti Farm forms strategic partnership with Surprise Bag

The agreement will see the companies collaborate on original IP from their development slates, as well as jointly acquiring and producing new IP.

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WildBrain to release first coproduced YouTube series

The DHX-owned digital kids network has boarded season two of Hydro and Fluid with Brazilian animation studio Alopra.