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ON Entertainment opens Montreal animation studio

The Paris-based company plans to hire 300 animation specialists for its Montreal subsidiary over the next three years.


TIFF ’16: CraveTV nabs Rolling Stones doc

The Bell Media-owned streamer has acquired first-window rights in Canada to The Rolling Stones Ole Ole Ole!: A Trip Across Latin America.

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The Next Step gets into licensing Down Under

Boat Rocker Brands BWI have appointed Haven Licensing to represent the tween series in Australia and New Zealand.

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Photo gallery: Whites’ 2016 TIFF Reception

Drinks, appies and AC/DC: a selection of photos from Whites’ annual party at TIFF.

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Star Trek: Discovery premiere pushed back

Production on the franchise’s first TV series in a decade is scheduled to begin in Toronto later this month.

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Breakthrough hires Caroline Tyre

The veteran distribution exec joins the company ahead of next month’s MIPCOM.

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DHX Media inks seven new broadcast deals for Teletubbies

The deals bring the number of broadcasters worldwide for the popular preschool series up to 23.

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Photo gallery: xoTO TIFF Lounge

A selection of photos from the xoTO TIFF Lounge held from Sept. 8 to 11.

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TIFF ’16: Colossal sold to unnamed Chinese buyer

The sci-fi comedy, produced by Vancouver’s Brightlight Pictures and Sayaka Productions, will have a 2017 North American release.

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DHX Brands, Paragon Creative partner on themed attractions

The companies will launch Teletubbies, In the Night Garden and Twirlywoos rides and entertainment centres in the U.K., Europe and the Middle East.

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In Brief: Whites names scholarship winner, CMF renews doc incentive

The inaugural William F. White/Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematography Scholarship winner was announced, the Canada-Italy doc incentive was renewed, plus more news of the week.


Photo gallery: Birks Diamond Tribute

A selection of photos from Monday’s Birks Diamond Tribute party, held at Toronto’s Shangri-La Hotel.

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The 2016 New Establishment: Arcana Studio

From Playback magazine: Comic publisher-turned-feature producer Arcana is creating a mini-studio model in which its original storyworlds can thrive.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2016

Amazing Race Canada tops the chart for the week of Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, with Motive at #15.