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Indie List 2018: How eOne reshaped its business

Darren Throop on how the global studio set the table for future growth, prying open the doors between Canada, Hollywood and the world.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 25 to 31, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story flies ahead of the pack, followed by Deadpool 2 at #2 and Avengers: Infinity War at #3.

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Reel One to adapt Belgian series for U.K. TV

The producer/distributor has partnered with London-based theatre company Chickenshed to develop Team Chocolate.

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Rogers Media launches City, FX streamers

The new ad-supported services promise to give viewers more archived and behind-the-scenes content than its previous video app.

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Indie List 2018: The Year in Review

Canada’s kids biz holds steady in the face of commissioning declines, service work rises and more industry trends from Playback‘s annual survey.

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CraveTV adds new original comedy

Half-hour mockumentary New Eden is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment.

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Production wraps on Rama Rau’s Natalie

Backed by CBC’s Breaking Barriers Film Fund, the North Bay, ON-shot feature stars TIFF 2014 Rising Star winner Julia Sarah Stone.

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Awards Roundup: Black Kite wins at Leos

Plus: Laura Marie Wayne’s Love, Scott wins best Canadian feature at Inside Out and the fest announces its inaugural innovation award winner.

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YouTube commissions Blue Ant’s Sidemen Show

The series follows a group of popular U.K.-based YouTube creators as they challenge themselves in extreme circumstances.

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Bell Media unveils pickups from L.A. Screenings

Leading CTV’s drama acquisitions is ABC’s The Rookie and CBS’ Magnum P.I. reboot, while the media co also revealed additions to its specialty channels.

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CRTC’s Ian Scott on creating a more sustainable Canadian system

Industry groups weigh in on the commission’s future programming models report.

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Deals: Starfield Indie, Syndicado, Vertical Entertainment

Starfield Indie’s re-engineered sci-fi series Starhunter Redux has been picked up in the U.S., plus more.

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TwitterFronts: MMVAs, Corus shortform series

The social media company’s first Canadian upfront outlined its video programming strategy for the coming season.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand May 24 to 30, 2018

13 Reasons Why leads the list, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale coming in at #2 and Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery at #5.

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Corus gets serious about podcasts with new hire

The Canadian media company will roll out original content for the platform over the course of the year.