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Projects for B.C., Irish copro fund announced

The NSI Totally Television-developed TV series Recovery from Samson Films and Goonworks Films is among the projects selected for the inaugural edition of the $150,000 fund.

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Amazing Race Canada renewed for seventh run

The hit format has been greenlit for another season after continuing to bring in big ratings in season six.

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Must-carry, multi-ethnic channel pitches go before the CRTC

Next week, eight media companies will vie for the right to operate a multilingual, multi-ethnic programming service for Canadians’ basic cable.

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Land of Nod sets up in Vancouver

Written and directed by actor Rogan Christopher (Bitten), the feature follows a narcotics detective as he investigates an overdose.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Nov. 13 to 19, 2018

Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina comes in at #1, followed by Marvel’s Daredevil and Stranger Things at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Telefilm’s Jean-Claude Mahe to retire

The organization’s director of public and governmental affairs has spearheaded a number of influential initiatives during his two-decade tenure, including the launch of Telefilm’s Talent Fund.

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In Brief: UBCP/ACTRA announces award honourees

Plus, Montreal’s UNLTD launches its VR project Trinity and Hot Docs names Lalita Krishna as co-chair of its board of directors.

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Play Management expands footprint with Toronto office

The Vancouver-based talent agency has hired veteran Toronto agent Meagan Allison-Hancock to lead the new outpost.

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Francophone media gets boost in fall economic statement

The government said it will invest $14.6 million over five years on a Francophone digital platform with TV5Monde public broadcasters.

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Gloria Ui Young Kim rolls on her debut feature

Winner of the WIDC’s 2016 Feature Film prize, Queen of the Morning Calm stars Tina Jung and Jesse LaVercombe.

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WildBrain to produce digital magic for Irish toy co

DHX Media’s digital kids network will helm content, YouTube and ad strategies for The Irish Fairy Door Company.

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Revenues dip slightly for eOne in latest financials

Strong growth in its family and brands business was offset by declines on the film and TV side, and one-off restructuring costs.

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Nathalie Cloutier upped at NFB’s French Documentary Studio

The producer, whose credits include The Amina Profile and RIDM winner A Delicate Balance, has been with the Studio since 2010.

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Paul Lewis joins World Congress of Science and Factual Producers

The veteran factual exec has been named conference director at the annual market for unscripted producers, distributors and broadcasters.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 5 to 11, 2018

The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon take the top two, meanwhile Murdoch Mysteries lands at #24.