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Netflix orders more sci-fi from Nomadic, High Park

The global streamer has added three series to its lineup, with a raft of Canadian creatives attached, including Simon Barry, who will serve as showrunner on Warrior Nun.

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VIFF ’18: Frank Giustra on the journey that led to his new doc

The Lionsgate founder and philanthropist discusses producing Debra Kellner’s feature documentary Inside My Heart and his plans for more film projects.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Sept. 18 to 24, 2018

Netflix original’s Stranger Things and Ozark top the chart, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #3 and Star Trek: Discovery at #6.

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Deals: Fremantle, Cinedigm, Sinking Ship, Skyship

Fremantle picks up Network Entertainment’s I Am Paul Walker, while Los Angeles-headquartered Cinedigm rides off with Heartland for Dove Channel, plus more.

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Scott Garvie re-elected CMPA board chair

The producers’ association has also unveiled its 2018/19 executive committee.

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Ricardo Trogi’s 1991 breaks the $3 million mark

Les Films Seville’s Victor Rego discusses the comedy’s box office success and regional appeal with Quebec audiences.

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Connect3 to adapt mystery novel The Butchers of Berlin

Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli, the scribes behind Italian TV drama Gomorrah, are attached to pen the series, with U.K. prodco Racine Media and Cineflix also on board.

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Atomic Cartoons sets up next series

The Vancouver-based prodco has teamed up once again with The Last Kids on Earth writer Max Brallier on a new series based on his Eerie Elementary books.

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Headspinner in development on Denis and Me

The prodco has teamed up with YouTuber Denis Kopotun to create an animated kids TV series inspired by his videos and life.

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Serendipity Point, Lyla Films copro Song of Names underway

Francois Girard will direct the Canada/Hungary coproduction, which stars Tim Roth and Clive Owen.

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VIFF’ 18: The roadmap to Big Country

Producer Michael Tanko Grand talks producing his first project, director Kat Jayme’s Finding Big Country, which has its world premiere at the fest.

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In brief: New Heritage deputy ministers named

Plus: eOne partners on a docuseries exec produced by Drake, while Pyewacket‘s writer/director has been tapped to direct season three of Slasher (pictured).

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Workin’ Moms, How to Buy a Baby score Int’l Emmy noms

Canadian productions nabbed five nominations, including a nod for best performance by an actor for Cardinal‘s Billy Campbell.

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Updated: CBS to open Toronto studio facility in 2019

John Weber and Frank Siracusa, who will manage the new facility, tell Playback how the deal came together and what it will mean for their business.

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Super Channel adds 16 Canadian MOWs to festive slate

Among those are a pair of TV movies from Chesler/Perlmutter Productions and four from Brain Power Studio.