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Mary Bredin to exit Guru Studio

The EVP of content and strategy at the Toronto children’s entertainment company is leaving to pursue work as a consultant.

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Corus revenue, profit hold steady in Q2 financials

Gains in both subscriber and merchandising revenues offset a 3% decrease in quarterly TV advertising revenue.

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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.