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CTV greenlights Sienna Films’ Cardinal

The six-part drama is being produced with Entertainment One, which will also handle international distribution.

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Gusto TV’s One World Kitchen wins Chinese TV award

The Ottawa-based TV channel’s founder, Chris Knight, talks to Playback about the award and Gusto’s international ambitions.


Lionsgate buys stake in Pilgrim Studios

Pilgrim Studios will still have “full creative autonomy” under its current management team, headed by founder Craig Piligian (pictured).

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Marilyn Denis Show marks milestone

The CTV daytime show will air its 1,000th episode next week.

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Los Cabos ’15: Jean-Marc Vallee on turning to TV with Big Little Lies

The opening presser of the Mexican film festival saw Vallee confirm his upcoming turn to TV via HBO, and also drop a hint on when he might next shoot at home.


AMBI launches $200M film fund

AMBI’s Monika Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino (pictured), along with New York-based private equity firm Raven Capital Management LLC are the anchor investors in the fund.

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WIFT-T names CBC mentorship winner

Through the program, Jensenne Roculan (pictured) will get a behind-the-scenes look at how the pubcaster operates.


Peace Point, Muse ink distribution deal for Latin America

Among the Muse Entertainment titles included in the deal are The Kennedys – After Camelot (pictured) and MOW wheel Aurora Teagarden Mysteries.

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Stingray pacts with Multi Channels Asia

The deal comes about six months after the company issued its initial IPO.

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Rezolution, Minority Games partner to launch VR company

Storytelling-meets-tech venture MinorityVR has already completed work on its first VR experience for A&E Networks.


Photo Gallery: UBCP/ACTRA Awards

Lip-sync battles, gory renditions of Taylor Swift songs and actors striking a pose. A selection of snaps from last Saturday’s Union of British Columbia Performers/ACTRA Awards.

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Spin Master sees more double-digit growth in Q3

The toy and entertainment company saw Q3 gross profit jump 37% to US$205.2 million and revenue rise by 31.7% to US$386.8 million.


Remstar picks up Philippe Falardeau’s next feature

Production is currently underway in New York on The Bleeder, which stars Liev Schreiber (pictured).

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Sarah Gadon wins ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence

Previous recipients of the distinction include Tantoo Cardinal and Rick Mercer.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs Oct. 26, 2015 to Nov. 1, 2015

Saving Hope is at #25 for the week of Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, with Murdoch Mysteries at #28.