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OMDC backs 97 companies through IDM fund

With more than $500,000, Secret Location walked away with the most coin to help finance three digital projects.

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TMN reveals upcoming doc slate

The Bell Media pay TV channel revealed a raft of projects in various stages of development and production, including eOne’s Out of the Mouths.

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Banger Films’ Hip-Hop Evolution wins Peabody

The four-part series, commissioned by Bell Media, is one of 12 documentary winners.

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Deals: A71, IndieCan, Blue Ant, Motion 58

Deals heat up at the Whistler Film Festival, Blue Ant sells more than 500 hours of content across Asia-Pacific, plus more from Raven Banner, Nelvana and Sinking Ship.

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Bell Media commissions Tragically Hip doc

The feature, produced by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn, will roll out across the media co.’s platforms and in theatres in 2017.

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HBO Canada takes Wheeler’s Hip-Hop Evolution

HBO Canada has set an early September air date for Canadian filmmaker Darby Wheeler’s music docuseries Hip-Hop Evolution (pictured) from Banger Films.

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Hip-Hop Evolution to bow at Hot Docs

The doc, which follows Shad (pictured) as he travels to the Bronx and Harlem to talk to some of hip-hop’s originators, will screen in the Special Presentations program.

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Using YouTube to build future OTT audiences

Banger Films’ Sam Dunn on how the prodco is using its BangerTV YouTube channel to build audiences and buzz around an upcoming OTT service by the same name.

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Deals: LaRue, HBO Canada, CraveTV, DHX Media

LaRue Entertainment’s The Amazing Gayl Pile (pictured) gets picked up by new NBCUniversal comedy streaming service SeeSo, and more deals of the week.

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Tricon sells Banger Films doc, series abroad

Banger’s docu-series Rock Icons (pictured) was among a raft of sales Tricon announced Thursday it had recently closed with international broadcasters.

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Gaming Show gets Disney XD commission

In a deal that brings kids’ videogame culture closer to TV audiences, Disney XD has ordered 10 episodes of Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage) for the network’s 2014/15 lineup.

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TMN, Movie Central unveil 2013 production slate

The slate features six Canadian productions, including half-hour comedy Sensitive Skin, starring Kim Cattrall (pictured) and Don McKellar, who also directs.