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Cameras roll on final episodes of Killjoys

Series creator Michelle Lovretta hands showrunner duties to Adam Barken for the last two seasons.

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How Rabbit Square’s Crawford is getting a jump on audiences

The unconventional family comedy is using a hybrid digital-linear releasing strategy to avoid clashing with the Winter Olympics.

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Nelvana, Sumitomo join in the name of anime

Together with former Cartoon Network president Stuart Snyder, Corus-owned Nelvana and Japan’s Sumitomo will develop and co-produce original anime properties.

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No Equal nabs rights to Coupland’s The Gum Thief

The Toronto-based prodco previously collaborated with the celebrated author on the 2008 CBC series JPod.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Jan. 23 to 29, 2018

Star Trek: Discovery tops the charts, with CTV’s Cardinal taking the #10 spot.

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Prime Time ’18: Minister Joly talks trade, Netflix

Joly addresses the confusion around Creative Canada, and says the Netflix agreement was “always part of our transition plan” for a policy framework that includes digital players.

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Cal Shumiatcher to exit eOne

The factual producer has headed up eOne’s unscripted operations in Canada since January 2017.

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Canadian features head to SXSW

Carly Stone’s The New Romantic will world premiere at the Texas fest, alongside Jason Stone’s First Light.

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DHX serves up more Meatballs

YTV has commissioned a second season of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which has also been licensed to Turner in EMEA, APAC and LatAm.

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Guru Studio continues to expand exec team

The Toronto-based prodco has hired former Portfolio Entertainment director of international sales and acquisitions Jonathan Abraham.

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Prime Time ’18: Mastin opens with a call for collaboration

As the Canadian TV industry looks ahead to this year’s Broadcasting Act review, the head of the CMPA asks the industry to consider both sides of the story.

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HGF funds 17 projects through script development program

Films by Philippe Falardeau, Mary Walsh and Aisling Chin-Yee are among those selected to receive a share of the $250,000.

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CHCH, Motion Content Group pact on scripted drama

The partnership will see the companies developing scripted TV drama for international markets.

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How tech can be a creative’s best friend

From social storytelling to AI, a new CMF report digs into the trends transforming the global media industry and highlights phenomena producers need to pay attention to.

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From seniors to millennials, how Canadians are consuming content

MTM’s large-scale survey paints a picture of how English-speaking Canadians engage with media.