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Deals: Farpoint, Max Films, eOne

Farpoint Films’ new factual series lands U.K. distribution, Netflix acquires an upcoming Jane Campion drama and The CW asks for more Burden of Truth.

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Corus sets specialty lineup for 2019/20

W Network’s drama pick ups included Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, with Corus adding around 30 new titles in total across its specialty portfolio.

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In brief: Indian Horse creates $15.3M in economic output

CBC/Radio-Canada partners with the Canada Council for the Arts on a new initiative, plus Corus will integrate Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge into its programming.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for May 21 to 27, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by Lucifer at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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ACTRA, DGC launch anti-harassment helpline

The HAVEN incident reporting line will be available 24/7 for union and guild members, and will include confidential counselling services.

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Canadian Cinema Editors unveil 2019 winners

The ninth annual gala saw editor Lara Johnston win best feature film editing for her work on Mouthpiece, while Dean Balser received the Lifetime Achievement prize.

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Upfronts ’19: Global sets Nurses, Departure debuts for midseason

Corus’ 2019/20 schedule includes a 40-title slate of Canadian projects, including more than 10 unscripted properties and a trio of new shows from Nelvana.

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CBC highlights commercial-revenue drive at Upfront ’19

The pubcaster’s new-look exec team put a focus on advertiser-friendly programming this year, including Battle of the Blades and Family Feud Canada.

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How increased funding flexibility is creating forward momentum

From Playback magazine: expanded funding triggers are creating new paths to market for producers and creators in a slow-moving broadcast environment.

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Upfronts ’19: Citytv adds Dead Still, Vagrant Queen to midseason

Rogers Media also renewed Shaftesbury’s Hudson and Rex, while there were a number of significant changes to its roster of international acquisitions.

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Shaftesbury gels with got2b on new branded series

The prodco is teaming with the hair colour and styling brand on a short-form digital series set in the world of electronic dance music.

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CTV announces a dramatic slate of U.S. pickups

Besides gritty dramas like Stumptown and For Life, picks like Bob Hearts Abishola and The Masked Singer are also coming.

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Upfronts ’19: CBC lifts the curtain on 2019/20 roster

New scripted dramas from Sienna Films, Shaftesbury, Seven24 and Lark Productions join a local remake of Family Feud and 32 returning series.

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Prairie Dog’s Tribal rolls into Calgary

The eight-episode drama for APTN sees Blackstone‘s creator Ron E. Scott (pictured) serve as showrunner and director.

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CMPA, WGC agree to new three-year IPA

The terms of the agreement must now be ratified by the CMPA board of directors and WGC members.