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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.

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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.