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CW acquires Burden of Truth

Streaming service Hulu has also nabbed the second-window U.S. rights to the legal drama, produced by ICF Films, eOne and Eagle Vision.

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Filming set to begin on Jeff Barnaby’s Blood Quantum

Produced by Montreal’s Prospector Films, Barnaby’s second feature follows a tribal sheriff fighting against a zombie plague on an isolated Mi’gmaq reserve.

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Frankie Drake Mysteries heads to season two

CBC has commissioned 10 new episodes of the detective drama, produced by Shaftesbury.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 19 to March 25, 2018

Murdoch Mysteries takes the #5 spot, with Big Brother Canada landing at #14 and #18, and The Juno Awards at #20.

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Behind Bell Media’s Pinewood investment

Randy Lennox and Paul Bronfman discuss the road to the deal and how much space it will add to Toronto’s studio inventory.

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CBC renews Burden of Truth

The legal drama starring Kristin Kreuk is produced by ICF Films, eOne and Eagle Vision.

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Shaftesbury acquires remake rights to Japanese TV format

The prodco has optioned TV Asahi’s The Weather Girl Knows in partnership with Toronto’s WexWorks Media.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 23 to 29, 2018

Pacific Rim: Uprising leads the pack, followed by Black Panther at #2 and Tomb Raider at #3.

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Breakthrough inks raft of international sales

The Toronto producer/distributor is sending its L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables to broadcasters in Europe and Asia, among other deals.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 23 to 29, 2018

Mina Shum’s Meditation Park takes the top spot, followed by Chien De Garde at #2 and Hochelaga: Terre Des Ames at #3.

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Bell Fund selects 33 projects to split $2M

Fresh TV, Shaftesbury and marblemedia are among the prodcos chosen to receive Slate Development coin.

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eOne taps Kenneth Branagh for new series

The Oscar-nominated actor will star in and produce A Gentleman in Moscow for the global studio.

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Reel One, Sinking Ship add to distribution slates

Ahead of MIPTV, Toronto’s Sinking Ship has acquired Rank the Prank (pictured), while Montreal’s Reel One has added five Hallmark TV movies to its slate.

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Stranded finds a home in Sudbury

Directed and produced by Gearshift Films’ president Jordan Barker, the Toronto-based prodco has started production on its upcoming horror feature in Northern Ontario.

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Catherine Tait named president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada

Updated: The film and TV industry veteran becomes the first woman to hold the position, replacing outgoing president Hubert Lacroix.