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Vitality Media options The Whisky King

Jeff Kopas’ Toronto prodco is looking to turn Trevor Cole’s true-crime book into a three-season TV series.

Vikings Season 3

Tribute: History’s history

Over 20 years, the specialty shifted its focus from educational to more populist programming, and the rest, as they say is…

Amazing Race Canada

Amazing Race Canada adds online game and VR experience

The show is hoping to build brand loyalty through virtual reality and social interaction.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 23 to 29, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is at #1 for a seventh week, with Maudie at #2 and The Gardener at #3.

The Gift

The Gift underway in Montreal

The feature, starring Sir Patrick Stewart, is directed by Les 3 P’tits Cochons scribe Claude Lalonde.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 23 to 29, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight is at #1, followed by Wonder Woman at #2 and Cars 3 at #3.

Billy Goes North

Deals: Proper, Blue Ant, Quebecor Content

Proper Rights has sold its pest control series Billy Goes North into the U.K. and Ireland, plus more deals.

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Inside Bell Media’s big Letterkenny marketing push

From pop-up shops to social media promos to its very own beer, the campaign for season three has been hard to miss.

The Fashion Hero

Amazon boosts unscripted slate with The Fashion Hero

The competition format, from Laval, Q.C.-based Beauty World Search, is set to premiere on the streamer in the U.S., U.K. and Germany.

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Apartment 11 heads off to boarding school

The Montreal prodco is partnering with Discovery Networks Latin America, Cirque du Soleil and TVO to create a scripted series set in a boarding school for circus performers.

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Portfolio sells more Cat in the Hat

International broadcasters including Sony Pictures Television Networks and Discovery Kids have picked up the preschool series The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!.

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Sony Pictures TV Networks commissions Carter

The detective procedural from Toronto’s Amaze Film + Television will shoot in North Bay this summer.

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D360 nets 220 hours in global sales

The Toronto distributor has secured pick up for a slate of kids and family content from GAPC, marblemedia and Apartment 11.

Into the Sun

Expanding book-based IP for multi-season TV

House of Anansi’s Barbara Howson on how the optioning game has shifted toward TV in the age of Netflix and what that means when expanding IP for the small screen.

Handmaid's Tale

In Brief: CraveTV sets launch date for The Handmaid’s Tale

Plus: Jay Baruchel takes a CCO role at a Toronto-based publishing company and Digital Howard’s CMF-funded game Terracosm heads to U.S. science centres.