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NFB animated feature Wall gets theatrical release

Directed by Calgary filmmaker Cam Christiansen, the film is adapted from a play by acclaimed British playwright and screenwriter, David Hare.

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Erika Ulrich nabs Gimli Film Fest’s pitch prize

The Manitoba fest awarded Ulrich’s Palm House (Eternal Youth) $10,000 in production funds, and also honoured filmmaker Guy Maddin.

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GAPC Entertainment preschool series lands on TVO

The live-action preschool show debuts today on TVOKids and will launch this fall on Knowledge Kids in B.C.

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Corus restructures its marketing department

The company’s SVP Dervla Kelly will lead a more streamlined marketing and social digital agency department.

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Much Studios greenlights Judge Tyco web series

The announcement was made during a panel at JFL Comedy Pro where Bell Media execs discussed their evolving multi-platform comedy strategy.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand July 17 to 23, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale comes in at #1, followed by Queer Eye at #2 and Anne at #8.

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Rex Tasker, NFB Atlantic founder, dies at 85

The producer and filmmaker helped reshape the NFB in the 1970s, opening an East Coast regional office to foster local filmmaking and storytelling.

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Larysa Kondracki inks first-look deal with Amazon Studios

The Canadian showrunner of Picnic at Hanging Rock will develop and produce original TV series through her Toronto-based Smadginelli banner.

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Deals: Deluxe Entertainment, TMN, Raven Banner

Deluxe Entertainment acquires VFX studio Atomic Fiction, The Movie Network picks up Sharon Lewis’ Brown Girl Begins, plus more.

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In brief: CMF renews incentives with Germany, South Africa

Just For Laughs Group ups Patrick Rozon, Manitoba Film & Music board adds new faces, plus more.

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Comedy Net preps JFL standup series

New series The Stand-Up Show with Katherine Ryan and one-hour special Homegrown Comics will join the specialty’s lineup this fall.

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Creating co-view chemistry with Just Like Mom and Dad

Marblemedia’s Mark Bishop and the series’ broadcast partners discuss why the game show is hitting all the right family-viewing notes.

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Sesame, Nelvana to bow Esme & Roy in August

The new animated original series will premiere on HBO in the U.S. and Treehouse in Canada.

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Dans La Brume wins big at Fantasia

The France/Canada copro, directed by Quebec’s Daniel Roby, won best film at the Montreal genre fest.

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Rogers sets Second Jen return

Season two of the Don Ferguson Productions’ comedy will return to OMNI Television next month, nearly two years after its debut.