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Cameras roll on Landscape Artist of the Year Canada

Co-commissioned by Blue Ant and CBC, the competition series will launch on Makeful in early 2020 before heading to CBC for a second window.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films September 13 to 19, 2019

Il pleuvait des oiseaux comes in at #1, followed by Menteur at #2 and The Death and Life of John F. Donovan at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films September 13 to 19, 2019

It Chapter Two comes in at #1, followed by Hustlers at #2, while Il pleuvait des oiseaux cracks the list at #6.

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DHX Media rebrands to WildBrain as c-suite shuffle continues

New CEO Eric Ellenbogen said the rebrand is meant to embody the “entrepreneurial culture” that the YouTube network WildBrain represents.

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Disney Junior picks up Boat Rocker’s Dino Ranch

The Boat Rocker Studios and Industrial Brothers-produced preschool series is set to land on the U.S. network in 2021.

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Love Nature greenlights America’s Wild Border, sets America’s Wild Seasons launch date

The Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks joint venture will launch the two programs in Canada, the U.S. and 42 international territories.

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In brief: Murmur wins four prizes at FIN Atlantic

Plus: HGF launches a new program for emerging filmmakers in the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut, while White Pine’s Toxic Beauty is set to premiere south of the border.

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Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone is Canada’s international Oscar pick

The selection comes five days after the film won TIFF’s Best Canadian Feature Film prize.

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Deals: Atomic Cartoons, Raven Banner, 9 Story

Atomic Cartoons has inked a deal with Cyber Group Studios and Outright Games to make a video game based on its Netflix series, The Last Kids on Earth, plus more.

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Epic Story, DHX build out Slugterra universe

Ken Faier’s Epic Story Media has inked a multi-faceted deal with DHX that will see the pair develop transmedia content based on the kids property.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for September 10 to 16, 2019

Stranger Things is at #1, followed by 13 Reasons Why at #2 and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance at #3.

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Zoe Hopkins rolls on Running Home

Written and directed by the filmmaker behind Kayak to Klemtu, the dramedy marks her second feature film.

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What’s unique about Canadian sports streaming?

A new report from Comscore indicates online sports streaming increased 7% year-over-year in Canada, with Canadians streaming 126 million minutes of sports in total.

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Dan Levy inks overall deal with ABC Studios

Under the three-year pact, the Schitt’s Creek showrunner will develop and produce scripted projects for the studio.

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In Brief: The CMF teams up with Parrot Analytics

Plus, William F. White International Inc. unveils its inaugural Jay Switzer Comweb/William F. White Int’l Indigenous Creator Scholarship recipients.