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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.

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Film dip offsets family growth at eOne

The company reported full-year revenues of $1.62 billion, with a revenue decrease on the film side cancelling out continued growth for kids brands Peppa Pig and PJ Masks.

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How Nurses subverts the typical medical procedural model

Creator and showrunner Adam Pettle shares how he built his most diverse writers’ room yet to create a new kind of medical drama.

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eOne, Universal Pictures sign multi-territory distribution agreement

Canada is among seven territories included in the deal, with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment taking on distribution for multiple eOne properties.

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In brief: Scott Brothers Global opens Nashville office

Plus: Nova Scotia Business approves funding for four TV productions and eOne taps NBCUniversal exec to lead sales in Australia, NZ and India.

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Deals: eOne, Seville, DHX, Guru

Anthropocene lands U.S. distribution at Sundance, WildBrain takes the digital reins of The Smurfs brand and Guru gets a new playmate.

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Netflix revives Designated Survivor following ABC cancellation

This marks the second time this year that a streaming giant has picked up a Toronto-shot series after it was cancelled by its U.S. network.

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eOne acquires remaining stake in Sierra Pictures

The Toronto company has also appointed Sierra principals Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg to oversee its film operations globally.

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eOne posts strong growth in TV, family as film revenues slide

The company posted overall year-end revenues of $1.77 billion, with its TV and family segments growing by 19% and 56%, respectively.

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eOne builds out Canadian development slate with book-based IP

Among those projects is an adaptation of Nathan Ripley’s thriller Find You in the Dark, with Patrick Tarr attached as showrunner.

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eOne gets Fired Up with new TV deal

The Toronto studio has signed an overall deal with U.K.-based Fired Up Films and will coproduce all projects stemming from the deal.