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LaRue heads to Prince Edward County for more Amazing Gayl Pile

The fifth season of the CBC Gem original, created by Morgan Waters and Brooks Gray, is slated to launch in spring of 2020.

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The future of Canadian cinema in an OTT world

From Playback magazine: As the streaming revolution continues to reshape the map, filmmakers and producers are left to figure out where they fit into an ever-changing market.

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Programmer Profile: CBC Films

Senior director of CBC Films Mehernaz Lentin discusses what the pubcaster’s rebranded features banner is looking for and how indie producers can get on her radar.

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Photo gallery: T.O. WebFest 2019

Executives like Aron Levitz, Gave Lindo and more came out to speak to attendees at the annual digital festival.

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Warigami gets a boost with powerhouse partners

Producer Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith shares First Love Films’ ongoing strategy to give their webseries a shot at success in a crowded market.

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Warigami, Utopia Falls lead CBC Gem youth programming

The content slate, including CBC Gem originals and Indigenous-led short films, is aimed at youth and young adults from 13 to 24.

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How Red Button allowed Media Headquarters to experiment

With its season two launch, CEO and exec producer Robert Cohen discusses the format’s “mini film school” approach, and more.

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The Ninth lands on CBC Gem

Starring Jess Salgueiro and Neil Crone, all eight episodes of the Artcraft Zoo comedy launch today.

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Behind the scenes of LoCo’s Detention Adventure

LoCo Motion principal Lauren Corber discusses the tween project’s multi-partner financing model, as well as a potential expansion into TV.

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In brief: Canadians get Peabody noms, New York tax credit renewed

Plus: Toronto distributor Juice Worldwide expands into post-production services and CBC Gem unveils a new partnership.

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CBC builds out kids content strategy, starting with a ‘Detention’

LoCo Motion Pictures and Broken Compass Films’ Detention Adventure will be the first kids scripted series to debut exclusively on Gem.

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CBC shows off its new Gem

The pubcaster has relaunched its OTT offering under a new brand, and announced a deal with Wattpad to mine IP that can be developed for the service.