D Films inks output deal with Blumhouse International

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The agreement covers all movies outside of Jason Blum’s first-look deal with Universal. (Blumhouse title Insidious pictured)



Discovery Canada preps Mighty Ships spinoff

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Looking to capitalize in the ratings and international sales success of Mighty Ships, Discovery Canada will premiere Mighty Cruise Ships in November.



Orphan Black’s third season goes into production

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The hit series’ third season is now shooting in Toronto in studio and on location.



NSI Online Short Film fest names latest winners

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Directors who picked up prizes in the latest round of award-giving include Terry Miles, Ben Cotton and Sarah Deakins. (They Wore Pink pictured)



Heartland rides into the record books

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CBC senior director of drama Helen Asimakis discusses the drama’s record run on Canadian television. (Updated.)



The New Establishment: Todor Kobakov

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Film composer – and occasional indie rocker – Todor Kobakov is racking up credits and kudos as one of Canada’s most cutting-edge sound artists.



HBO to launch its own streaming service in U.S.

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The streaming space continues to heat up as HBO CEO Richard Plepler says the OTT service, debuting next year, is meant to expand HBO’s reach into cord-cutters’ homes.



Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs Sept. 29, 2014 to Oct. 5, 2014

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Saving Hope hits #20 in TV ratings this week, with Big Bang Theory topping the chart.



Saban Brands, Cirque du Soleil unveil preschool series

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Saban Brands is developing Luna Petunia with Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture from Cirque du Soleil and Bell Canada.



Shaw Rocket Prize names 2014 finalists

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The nine finalists for the 2014 Shaw Rocket Prize include 9 Story’s preschool property Peg + Cat (pictured) and Nerd Corps’ Slugterra.