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Modern Canadian showrunner pt. 2: opportunities abound for creators

Showrunners discuss new opportunities created by SVOD players and expanded funding triggers, and how the discussion around diversity is evolving.

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The modern Canadian showrunner: navigating a landscape in flux

Part one of Playback magazine’s showrunner feature looks at the increased creative freedom afforded to writers, and why now is an exciting time to build a career in Canada.

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The Order earns a second act

New episodes of Dennis Heaton’s supernatural drama will launch on Netflix in 2020.

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Rights and writers’ rooms dissected in Prime Time Netflix panel

Netflix programming exec Chris Regina, Chad Oakes and Noreen Halpern discussed the different models and methods of working together.

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WGC names Dennis Heaton new president

The Vancouver-based showrunner replaces outgoing president Jill Golick, whose term expired last week.

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Syfy cancels Ghost Wars after one season

Produced by Calgary’s Nomadic Pictures, the supernatural series was created by showrunner Simon Barry.

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Netflix greenlights The Order

Created and written by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen, the 10-part horror series starts shooting in Vancouver today.

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Dennis Heaton to lead Prime Time TV Program

The former Motive showrunner will serve as the Bell Media program’s executive producer in residence.

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CFC’s Comedy Exchange participants head to L.A.

Former Motive showrunner Dennis Heaton, writer/director Jeremy Lalonde and producer Emily Alden will all pitch their flicks in California.

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Cameras roll on Motive season four

Showrunner Dennis Heaton chats with Playback Daily about keeping the series fresh as production gets underway in Vancouver on 13 new episodes.

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Bell Media renews Motive for third season

The broadcaster is sticking with the police procedural after it has averaged 1.3 million viewers during its second cycle, which has a finale on May 29.

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CTV’s Motive drama starts second season shoot

Warren Christie (pictured) and Valerie Tian have been added to the cast for a new 13 episodes to shoot in Vancouver through January 2014.