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Jordan Banks tapped as president of Rogers Media

The former Facebook exec will take the place of outgoing president Rick Brace, who is set to retire at the end of 2019.

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Twitter shareholders get good news in Q2

The social media company is focused on bringing down spam activity, as users grow year-over-year.

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Hulu taps The Handmaid’s Tale for season four

Similar to its past three seasons, the Toronto-shot dystopian series is set to return to Cinespace’s Kipling Studio.

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Deals: OUTtv, Boat Rocker, DHX

OUTtv scores a lineup of drag queen comedy specials while Boat Rocker and DHX launch new product partnerships.

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‘We Will Stand Up’ wins audience award at Gimli film fest

Carole Vivier and Wendy Crewson were among the special honourees at the Manitoba film festival this year.

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Mark Gordon leaving exec role at eOne, transitions to producing

Steve Bertram, president of film and television, will continue to lead the business, overseeing the day-to-day management of the division.

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Maxwell McCabe-Lokos’ directorial debut goes to camera

Producer Hayley Brown shares a festival-heavy sales strategy for the feature, which was among Telefilm’s 2018 Talent to Watch recipients.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for July 16 to 22, 2019

Stranger Things comes out on top, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #2 and Good Omens at #3.

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In Brief: Buck’s Boundless set to fly in August

Plus: Designated Survivor ends after three seasons, Sonar Entertainment hires new scripted head and Nelvana grows its global YouTube reach.

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CTV unveils fall premiere dates

Big changes have come to the network on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Guest of Honour, Delphine tapped for Venice ’19

Egoyan’s 16th dramatic feature will screen in competition, while director Chloe Robichaud’s short is part of the festival’s Orizzonti Short Films Competition.

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New Metric Media to develop comedy for Bell Media

Children Ruin Everything is created by Kurt Smeaton, with Arrested Development writer Chuck Tatham (pictured) attached as executive producer.

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Set Scouter expands to L.A. with Wrapal acquisition

CEO Alex Kolodkin talks to Playback about what the platform’s first acquisition means, and how it came together.

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Industry orgs launch Just Ask to voice federal election concerns

ACTRA, IATSE and the DGC are asking members to push federal election candidates about the future of Canada’s film and TV sector with a new campaign.

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Private Eyes kicks into gear on season four

This latest season will see series star Cindy Sampson make her directorial debut.