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W Net renews Game of Homes

Production on the second season is scheduled to begin this fall.

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Deals: DHX, eOne, Peace Point Rights, Club Illico

Deals of the week include Peace Point Rights’ sale of over 100 hours of scripted, culinary and documentary properties into various territories. (Anna Olson pictured.)

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Harold Greenberg Fund backs 25 script projects

Projects from Xavier Dolan and Lawrence Hill were among those selected to receive funding via the Script Development Program.

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DHX taps Richard Rowe to lead global content push

Former Turner and Rowe Media exec Richard Rowe is now director of international acquisitions and coproductions.

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X Company gets Hungary for season two

Co-creator Mark Ellis on the pros and cons of shooting in Budapest and Temple Street’s Kerry Appleyard on bringing Amanda Tapping on board.

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Felix & Paul Studios ink multi-project deal with Oculus

Previous Oculus-powered projects from the Montreal studio include immersive experiences for Cirque du Soleil Media and the feature film Wild.

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Tatiana Maslany nabs Emmy nom

The Canadian actress has been recognized for her role in Orphan Black, while Degrassi and Vikings also earn nominations in the children’s and VFX categories, respectively.

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Rookie Blue heads to the U.K.

The first two seasons of the police drama have been acquired by British broadcaster Channel 5.

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Spun Out dips slightly on return

The Project 10 series returned to TV on Tuesday after a six-month delay, dropping only 7% in ratings from its season one finale.

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Building a kid-focused ‘GO’ to market strategy

Caitlin O’Donovan, VP digital, kids, Corus Entertainment, discusses the strategy behind the successful launch of the TreehouseGO app.

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Gallery: Pixel Underground hits the roof

A selection of photos from Pixel Underground’s summer party.

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CFC announces Cineplex film program participants

Nineteen filmmakers will participate in the annual Cineplex Entertainment Film Program.

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Pan Am closing ceremony on CBC nabs star lineup

The Pan Am Games organizing committee announced this morning that Kanye West will topline the closing broadcast ceremony, to air on CBC.

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OIAF unveils titles to compete in 2015 edition

Theodore Ushev, Claude Cloutier, Esteban Azuela and Alex Boya are among the Canadian directors who will screen films in competition at the festival.

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Locarno lineup announced

The festival includes world premieres for several Canadian films, including Igor Drljaca’s The Waiting Room.