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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.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: last chance to nominate!

Know an up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen-based industries? Tell us about them before it’s too late.

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Deals: Level Film, Sinking Ship

Toronto distributor LevelFilm acquires domestic rights to Sergio Navarretta’s feature The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship, plus more deals.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 22 to 28, 2017

MasterChef Canada is at #7, with the season two premiere of Private Eyes at #17.

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Action-adventure SuperGrid shooting in Regina

The project reunites WolfCop writer/director Lowell Dean and producer Hugh Patterson, with Raven Banner handling Canadian distribution and foreign sales.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 26 to June 1, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 passes $4 million at the domestic box office, with Maudie at #2 and C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier at #3.

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Charlotte Mickie to exit Mongrel International

Caroline Habib has been promoted to director of the global sales division of Mongrel Media.

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Carmilla feature rolling in T.O.

Shaftesbury’s Christina Jennings on the movie’s fall release and aging up the target audience.

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Upfronts ’17: Rogers Media brings on the comedy and Cancon

City has added 12 new titles to its schedule, including Canadian originals Fubar and Bad Blood.

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Rebels on Pointe takes best Canadian feature at Inside Out

The annual LGBT film festival also named the winners of its audience awards and BravoFACT pitch competition.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 26 to June 1, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is at #5, with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at #1 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at #2.