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Deals: eOne, Fox Television, 9 Story, Kew Media

Ricky Zoom finds a home at Treehouse, Schitt’s Creek lands U.S. syndication, 9 Story opens a new chapter with Book Hungry Bears, and more.

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eOne buys U.S. unscripted prodco Blackfin

With the acquisition, Geno McDermott, founder and CEO of New York-based Blackfin, will serve as eOne’s president of U.S. alternative programming – unscripted television.

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What does the eOne-Hasbro deal mean for domestic production?

Producers and analysts weigh in on a deal of perhaps unprecedented magnitude in Canada, and one that could have far-reaching ramifications for the local production sector.

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Mark Raso’s Netflix original Awake rolls in T.O.

Entertainment One is producing the film as Gina Rodriguez leads an ensemble with Canadian cast members Barry Pepper and 2019 TIFF Rising Star Shamier Anderson.

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Burden of Truth rolls in Winnipeg for season three

Adam Pettle will return as showrunner for the eight-episode third season, with Sherry White and Kelly Makin joining as first-time directors.

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YouTube drops Dark Cargo as scripted pullback continues

Entertainment One is actively seeking a new home for the drama series, coproduced with Counterfeit Pictures and SEVEN24 Films.

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In Brief: It Must Be Heaven joins TIFF ’19 lineup

Plus, eOne hires a former BBC Worldwide exec for its Latin America sales team and NSI launches NSI New Northern Voices.

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In Brief: Buck’s Boundless set to fly in August

Plus: Designated Survivor ends after three seasons, Sonar Entertainment hires new scripted head and Nelvana grows its global YouTube reach.

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In brief: BTLR panel member resigns

Plus: CMF launches new codevelopment fund, eOne ups its presence in Asia and The Amazing Race Canada sees a ratings uptick in season seven.

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How Vanessa Piazza keeps her shingle steady

The producer discusses her development slate, including projects with Bell Media and Corus, and how she’s building out her prodco with the help of her eOne partnership.

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Deals: Farpoint, Max Films, eOne

Farpoint Films’ new factual series lands U.K. distribution, Netflix acquires an upcoming Jane Campion drama and The CW asks for more Burden of Truth.

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Deals: Bron, Cirque du Soleil, eOne, A-Z Films

Bron Creative boards a new Bear Grylls children’s film franchise, Cirque du Soleil teams up with Aladdin producer, Private Eyes lands a second U.K. home, and more.