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Blue Ant heads to some Great Canadian Cottages

Set to premiere this fall, the docuseries produced by Toronto’s Architect Films will see Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan visit unique cottages in the Canadian wilderness.

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In Brief: CRTC unveils Women in Production event

Plus: Felix & Paul nabs $350,000 in funding, ACTRA Montreal celebrates its 75th anniversary and Rogue Bridal gets a premiere date on Blue Ant’s Makeful.

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In brief: HGF, Creative BC launch shorts program

Plus: The CMF’s Encore+ YouTube channel will now offer a Hot Docs Collection, plus more news.

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Deals: Blue Ant, Cineflix, Syndicado

Blue Ant International adds adult scripted to its sales catalogue as it looks to expand its offerings heading into MIPTV, plus more pre-market deals.

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Blue Ant’s kids, global networks division expands to EMEA market

The company has inked a pair of new carriage deals for Love Nature, as well as tapping Chiara McKee to lead the expansion in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market.

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Blue Ant adds to kids, global networks division

Beatrice Lee will lead the Toronto-based company’s Asia-Pacific charge, tasked with expanding its Love Nature, ZooMoo and Blue Ant Extreme channels in the region.

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Blue Ant launches global networks division

Former Discovery and Fox exec Ward Platt joins the Toronto company to head up the new department.

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Jumping into bed with competitors, and 4 other Banff takeaways

Do network brands even matter any more? What content is selling globally? Five insights from the top media execs from around the world.

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Bell Fund dishes out $4.2 million to 18 projects

Blue Ant’s cross-platform, Snapchat-inspired series Snap-Wrap and the first season of Shaftesbury’s Frankie Drake are among the recipients.

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Playback’s 2016 Hall of Fame: Michael MacMillan

For his work raising the bar of political discourse by encouraging everyone to get involved, the Blue Ant CEO is awarded the Humanitarian HOF honours.

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In Brief: Maudie to open VIFF, Mongrel’s home-ent hire

Production is underway in Ontario on the six-part miniseries, L.A.’s mayor wants to bolster VFX credits, plus more news.

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Banff ’16: Can data trump guts?

Execs from Blue Ant, eOne, A+E Networks and Vice debate the merits of data over instinct and the potential of platform-specific content.