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CBS throws open the doors to new Mississauga studio

Once it is fully operational, the 260,000-square-foot space will feature six sound stages, in addition to production offices and support facilities.

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Take 5 Productions adds Nick Iannelli

The EVP of post production replaces Bill Goddard, who will continue with the company as a consultant.

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Updated: CBS to open Toronto studio facility in 2019

John Weber and Frank Siracusa, who will manage the new facility, tell Playback how the deal came together and what it will mean for their business.

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Take 5, Whizbang and J. Miles Dale snag PGAs

Toronto-shot projects The Handmaid’s Tale and The Shape of Water continue to claim high-profile prizes with their respective wins at the Producers Guild of America Awards.

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Hulu renews The Handmaid’s Tale

The Toronto-shot series’ sophomore season has also been picked up by Bell Media’s Bravo.

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MGM, Skydance’s Condor confirmed for T.O.

The TV series is service produced via John Weber and Frank Siracusa’s Take 5 Productions/Whizbang Films partnership.

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Best of the Year: Take 5 Productions/Whizbang Films

How the Toronto companies are bringing U.S. drama series (and dollars) north of the border.

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Reign to end after season four

Producers of the historical drama are currently working on the 78th and final episode.

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How Brexit could impact the Canadian copro scene

Following the U.K.’s decision to leave the E.U., the fallout could impact how Canada coproduces with European member countries.

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CW re-ups lineup, greenlights Reign to season four

The CW renews its lineup of originals, including the Take 5/Whizbang/CBS production and a host of British Columbia-shot series.

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History orders extra Vikings episodes

The new season, set to bow in February 2016, has been bumped from 16 to 20 episodes.

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Shaw Media orders fourth season of Vikings for History

The Canada-Ireland coproduction returns to both Canadian and US History channels following a successful third season to date.