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What can producers learn from the world of branded content? Here are three takeaways from the BCON Expo in Toronto.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 13 to 19, 2017

Murdoch Mysteries is at #13, with MasterChef Canada, Big Brother Canada, Heartland and Anne all in the top 30.

Wynonna Earp

Wynonna Earp swaps CHCH for Space

Bell Media has joined the Emily Andras series as a production partner for season two, which is currently shooting in Calgary.


Seven24, Joe Media top Rosies nominations

Check out the finalists for the 43rd edition of the Alberta awards, including best drama noms for Heartland, Hell On Wheels and Wynonna Earp.

Bruce McDonald

DHX, CBBC greenlight Creeped Out

The 13-part coproduction will shoot in the U.K. and Canada, with Bruce McDonald set to direct domestically shot episodes.

Broken Mile

Indiecan swoops on McConnell’s Broken Mile

Avi Federgreen’s indie-distribution outfit has landed the domestic rights less than a week after Gravitas Ventures acquired the film for the U.S.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 17 to 23, 2017

Goon: Last of the Enforcers is at #1, followed by Ballerina at #2 and The Gardener at #3.

Masters of Flip

Corus Studios inks int’l deals for Masters of Flip, Buying the View

The lifestyle series have now sold in more than 200 territories combined.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 17 to 23, 2017

Beauty and the Beast tops the chart, while Goon: Last of the Enforcers and Ballerina both make the top 10.

Kiss and Cry

Family Channel preps Kiss and Cry

The romantic drama from director Sean Cisterna will have its Canadian broadcast debut this April.

Private Eyes

ION Television picks up eOne’s Private Eyes

The U.S. net has signed on to acquire current and future seasons of the show.


Photo gallery: CFC in L.A.

Conquering Lion Pictures’ Damon D’Oliveira and Clement Virgo were honoured at the star-studded event.

Topsy and Tim

What’s trending in kids content?

Drama, serialized content and Shakespeare? Over at the BBC’s CBeebies, kids content is (sort of) growing up.

Stevie Salas-Taboo-Catherine Bainbridge-Alfonso Maiorana

CMF, Telefilm to showcase docs, VR at MIP 2017

The funding bodies will take Rezolution Pictures Rumble and Secret Location/Banger Films’ Welcome to Wacken to market.

April Mullen

Great Great Great picks up CFF best feature

Adam Garnet Jones walked away with the Canadian Film Fest trophy, while April Mullen picked up the best director prize.