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CW renews six Vancouver-shot series

Riverdale, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow are among the shows returning to B.C.

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marblemedia teams up with Megan Follows for new web series

The Toronto prodco has enlisted the Canadian acting icon to direct its upcoming scripted drama Held.

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CBC Kids greenlights new magic series The Thrillusionists

Set to premiere next month, the 10-part series is produced by Toronto’s 5’7 Films and focuses on young illusionists and magicians.

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Deals: Portfolio, Cineflix, DHX

Portfolio has inked a deal with Blue Dream Studios founder Scott Christian Sava to adapt his all-ages graphic novel, Pet Robots, into an animated TV series, plus more.

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Production starts on Tribal Police Files

The second season of the doc series from Kwassen Productions follows officers in Rama, ON as they respond to calls.

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Cameras roll on ‘The Body Remembers’

Co-written and directed by Elle-Maija Tailfeathers (pictured) and Kathleen Hepburn, the Canada/Norway copro marks Tailfeathers’ directorial debut.

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Read the comments (and other secrets to Tasty’s success)

Buzzfeed’s Leigh Riemer shared atypical advice with Atomicon attendees looking to build online audiences.

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In brief: Breakthrough Entertainment adds sales exec

Plus: Indiecan nabs the North American rights to Mark A. Lewis’s third feature, The Age of Adulting, which will have its premiere during Canadian Film Week.

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National Canadian Film Day highlights female filmmakers

The festival will host 700 screenings of Canadian films in Canada and abroad, as well as a special event discussion between Deepa Mehta and Alanis Obomsawin.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand March 20 to 26, 2018

Marvel’s Jessica Jones tops the chart, followed by Stranger Things at #2 and Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery at #3.

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CBC’s Format Incubator returns for third edition

The pubcaster also announced that its first two incubator projects The Stats of Life and Under New Management (pictured) have been renewed.

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Jean-Claude Mahe named Telefilm interim exec director

The funder’s director of public and governmental affairs will lead the organization as the federal government continues its search for a permanent replacement for Carolle Brabant.

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Lone Scherfig’s untitled feature sets up in T.O.

Produced by Toronto’s Strada Films and Denmark’s Creative Alliance, the film stars Jay Baruchel and Bill Nighy.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 12 to March 18, 2018

Murdoch Mysteries is at #15, with Big Brother Canada in the #24 and #25 spots.