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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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White Pine, Ballinran partner with Chinese media co on doc slate

The Canadian prodcos signed a memorandum of understanding with CTV Golden Bridge International Media Group during Canada’s trade mission to China.

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Apartment 11 heads off to boarding school

The Montreal prodco is partnering with Discovery Networks Latin America, Cirque du Soleil and TVO to create a scripted series set in a boarding school for circus performers.

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Pan Am opener draws nearly two million

New Canadians made up about 20% of the TV audience for the opening ceremony of the 2015 Pan Am Games.


Cirque du Soleil sells majority stake to foreign investors

U.S. private investment firm TPG Capital will acquire a controlling stake in Cirque, while China’s Fosun Capital Group and Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec will take minority stakes.


Cirque, 20th Century Fox TV ink development deal

The pact will see Cirque du Soleil Media and Fox develop live-action primetime scripted TV projects.


Saban Brands, Cirque du Soleil unveil preschool series

Saban Brands is developing Luna Petunia with Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture from Cirque du Soleil and Bell Canada.


Marblemedia teams with Cirque du Soleil

Bell Media’s Cirque du Soleil Media joint venture with the Quebec circus troupe has brought marblemedia on board to develop three TV projects.


James Cameron, Cirque du Soleil pact on Avatar arena show

The touring production will debut in late 2015, ahead of three Avatar sequels to be released at the local multiplex by 20th Century Fox.


Cirque du Soleil, Saban Brand team up for kids TV series

Bell Media and Cirque du Soleil earlier partnered to launch the joint venture of Cirque du Soleil Media to make films, TV series and online content.


Cirque du Soleil video titles headed to VOD

U.S. distributor Gravitas Ventures has inked a deal to exclusively distribute select Cirque du Soleil programs on digital platforms.


Weekly roundup: MIP slates, premieres and awards

Short film festival Regard has unveiled its awards, Cirque du Soleil is staging a special time-limited online donation video event, and Peace Point Rights is bringing The DNA of GSP (pictured) to MIP.