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DHX to sell Halifax animation studio

The Nova Scotia studio has 168 full-time employees and has produced projects including Inspector Gadget, The Doozers and Space Ranger Roger.

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Floyd Kane, Director X team up for Undone racial drama

The directorial feature debut for the veteran music video maker is shooting in Halifax.

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Mariela Besuievsky, Peter Gerard to keynote Strategic Partners

“She’s been through the trenches,” Strategic Partners’ Laura MacKenzie tells Playback of booking Spanish film producer Besuievsky to keynote the 2014 event.

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Trans Atlantic Partners names Canadian producers attending

The seven-strong Canadian contingent will join another 15 American and European colleagues at the coproduction training forum in Berlin and Halifax.

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Syfy orders fifth season of Haven

The U.S. net doubles its season order of the sci-fi series, which will shoot its latest season in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the spring.

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Force Four’s John Ritchie on growing Seed

Playback catches up with the exec producer at Strategic Partners in Halifax, as the sperm donor comedy (pictured) goes into production on its second season.

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Cameras roll on third season of CBC’s Mr. D

The homegrown comedy is shooting in and around Halifax, with Gerry Dee, Jonathan Torrens, Kassidy Mattera and Mark Forward starring.

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Syndicado inks acquisition deals with Buck, Tell Tale

The digital distributor and aggregator also struck a deal with Paris-based indie documentary distributor Java Films this week (Buck Productions’ Petal Pushers pictured).

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CBC acquires Everyone’s Famous web series for broadcast

Andrew Bush, Walter Forsyth and Angus Swantee are shooting the hybrid comedy in Halifax, ahead of a February internet launch.

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Jan Miller steps down as Strategic Partners director after 15 years

(UPDATED) The departure follows news last week that Lia Rinaldo is leaving the Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax as festival director after 22 years in the post (Miller pictured).

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Super Channel bankrolls its first original drama series

Forgive Me, written and directed by Thom Fitzgerald and produced by Emotion Pictures, tackles the challenges to religious beliefs such as same-sex marriage and reproductive technology.

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Production underway on Hard Drive

The film about coming of age in a digital millenium, written and directed by William D. MacGillivray, is shooting to Nov. 30 in Halifax.