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CBC boards NSI’s New Indigenous Voices program

Continuing its investment in underrepresented Canadian creators, the national broadcaster will serve as the course’s lead sponsor on a three-year commitment.

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Former ACTRA president Jack Gray passes away

The screenwriter also led the creation of the Writers Guild of Canada in 1991.

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Canadians take home Oscar gold

Ontario’s Alan Barillaro took home the award for best animated short, beating two other Canucks in the category.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Feb. 6 to 12, 2017

Trolls tops the chart, followed by Jack Reacher: Never Go Back at #2 and Pinocchio at #3.

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Deals: Raven Banner, MK2, UFE, pUNK Films

Raven Banner sells Jason William Lee’s The Evil In Us to seven territories, including the U.S., MK2 l Mile End acquires Oscar-nominee Tanna, plus more.

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In Brief: RideTV coming to Canada; Dane, Stewart win WGA award

The equestrian-focused channel is set to debut across the country, The Commute writers honoured Stateside, plus more news.

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Quebecor distributes $946K to four projects

CarpeDiem Film & TV’s follow up to its box-office hit La guerre des Tuques 3D is among the projects to receive funding.

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Endemol France nabs rights to Canadian format

Double Occupancy, created and produced by Montreal-based Productions J, is distributed by Media Ranch.

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Super Channel preps sports-based sub-brand

The Edmonton-based company acquired the Canadian rights to the U.S. football franchise Legends Football League ahead of a planned April launch.

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Boat Rocker inks copro pact with Mobius.Lab

The Toronto company will jointly develop, finance and distribute a slate of 10 series for international markets.

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Which Canadian TV shows attracted the biggest audiences last year?

Private Eyes and Canada’s Worst Driver are in the running for the Academy’s Golden Screen Awards.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Feb. 6 to 12, 2017

Murdoch Mysteries is at #15, with Cardinal at #27.

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Photo Gallery: February Freeze 2017

A selection of photos from the annual technology showcase held at the William F. White Centre in Toronto.

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CBC reveals inaugural Breaking Barriers recipients

Writer/director Sook-Yin Lee’s feature film Octavio is Dead! is among three projects to receive production financing through the $7.5 million fund.

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Below Her Mouth inks raft of int’l deals

Netflix acquired the Serendipity Point Films feature in multiple territories, while the project also landed theatrical releases in the U.S., Japan and Germany.