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Deals: Cineflix, Zeitgeist Films, eOne

Pure heads to Europe and The Woman Who Loves Giraffes lands U.S. distribution, while eOne extends its theme park business to PJ Masks.

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eOne obtains Ontario court approval for Hasbro deal

The news comes after the global independent studio’s shareholders approved the proposed $5.32 billion arrangement last week.

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eOne shareholders approve Hasbro deal

More than 99.9% of the votes cast were in favour of the $5.3-billion transaction, which is still subject to a number of other closing conditions.

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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.