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Cineflix Rights picks up int’l rights to Blackstone

The deal with PPI Releasing will see the APTN drama shopped to international broadcasters beyond North America.

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NSI names latest Aboriginal doc course teams

The course provides training, mentorship and funding towards the production of a short doc from Aboriginal producers and directors.

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Canadian paranormal investigators spooked on Halloween shoot

“The spirit was a big surprise. The fella said his name was Roger,” The Other Side producer Wally Start told Playback Daily about the APTN doc series.

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MIPCOM: APTN’s Guardians Evolution takes on the world

Producer Doug Cuthand tells Playback how an international approach to his Canadian stop-motion series helped save its second season.

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How Canadian TV is getting serious in tough times

APTN’s Blackstone is the type of tough drama with difficult subject matter that may signal a turnaround for Canadian broadcasters.

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Inside APTN’s rule-breaking sci-fi drama Skye & Chang

“If I wanted to play with the big boys, I would have to do the action adventure things well,” series creator Loretta Sarah Todd (pictured) tells Playback Daily.

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Blackstone starts production on fourth season

The APTN drama is back for another eight episodes, to debut in Fall 2014.

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2014 CSAs: Aboriginal production makes its mark

From our print issue: a raft of nominations for aboriginal-created content points to a burgeoning creative industry. (Empire of Dirt pictured)

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TVO’s Hard Rock Medical set for season two

With Northern Ontario Heritage Fund coin in its pocket, the original drama has been greenlit for a second Sudury-shot season.

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APTN, OMNI greenlight season two of Mohawk Girls

The series’ two abbreviated seasons will run back-to-back this fall on both channels in multiple languages.

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APTN to go into production on 1491

The eight-part miniseries will be coproduced by Aarrow Productions and Animiki See Digital Production. (Series producer, director and writer Barbara Hager pictured)

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Blackstone greenlit for fourth season

APTN orders eight more one-hour episodes of the Prairie Dog Film + Television drama.