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OUTtv, No Equal developing hour-long drama ‘Mezcalero’

Based on the Detective Sanchez novels by T.E. Wilson, the series follows a transgender private eye drawn into a missing persons case.

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JV Productions names Courtney Campbell president

The prodco behind Selling New York has also promoted Kirk Hipkiss.

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Cameras roll in Nova Scotia on Spinster

Penned by Jennifer Deyell and directed by Andrea Dorfman, the feature-length comedy is toplined by U.S. actress and comedian Chelsea Peretti.

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Bron boards Needle in a Timestack

John Ridley’s upcoming sci-fi feature stars Orlando Bloom, Leslie Odom Jr., Freida Pinto and Cynthia Erivo.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 25 to 31, 2018

La Bolduc leads the list, followed by Indian Horse at #2 and Birthmarked coming in at #3.

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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.