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Durham: Production paradise

Durham Region offers reputable crews and the backing of over 600 support businesses, in addition to highly adaptable environments that ideally capture any era or subject matter.

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marblemedia greenlit for All-Round Champion

Set to air in early 2020, the adaptation will see 10 accomplished North American athletes competing outside of their comfort zones.

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Deals: Gusto Worldwide Media, WaZabi Films, Cineflix Rights

Gusto Worldwide Media inks another content deal with ACCION, while Cineflix Rights adds two new series to its factual slate.

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levelFILM picks up rights to White Lie, The Rest of Us

The films, produced by Film Forge and Babe Nation, respectively, are both set to world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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What’s the consumer potential for Disney+?

A new study from Solutions Research Group suggests 30% of Canadians are interested in subscribing to the service, which launches in less than three months.

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CMPA unveils 2019 Indiescreen Awards nominees

Producers behind Kuessipan, The Rest of Us and The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open are up for this year’s awards.

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D Films placed in receivership

CEO Jim Sherry has resigned and the company’s operations have ended, with select staff being kept on to assist with the receivership process.

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Hot Sheet: Top 3 Canadian films August 9 to 15, 2019

Menteur comes in at #1, followed by Jeune Juliette at #2 and La femme de mon frere at #3.

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Canadian Academy names 2019 participants for directors program

Rama Rau, Melanie Oates and Sonia Bonspille Boileau are among the emerging directors to participate in the program’s third year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films August 9 to 15, 2019

The Lion King tops the chart, followed by Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw at #2 and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood at #3.

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YouTube drops Dark Cargo as scripted pullback continues

Entertainment One is actively seeking a new home for the drama series, coproduced with Counterfeit Pictures and SEVEN24 Films.

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Girard’s The Song of Names to close San Sebastian

The drama starring Clive Owen and Tim Roth will make its international premiere.

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CMF reports uptick in TV, digital Cancon investment

The funder also saw gains in gender parity as 90% of broadcasters exceeded minimum requirements, but viewership continues to decline.

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NFB ups Teri Snelgrove to producer at Vancouver studio

Snelgrove has served as associate producer with the west coast production unit for seven years, working on documentary and animation projects.

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Ted Stenson’s comedy ‘Events Transpiring’ wraps

The Talent to Watch-supported film is exec produced by Calgary Underground Film Festival’s Brenda Lieberman and Gillian McKercher from Kino Sum Productions.

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Disney+ sets Nov. 12 for Canada launch

The streaming service will cost $8.99 a month and is expected to debut with 10 original titles, in addition to a massive library of proprietary content.