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Marni Shulman lands at Wow Unlimited

The addition of the former shomi exec is Wow’s second C-suite hire of the month.

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Wow Unlimited to acquire channel from Bell Media

If approved, the channel will be rebranded as Wow and focus on children and youth programming.

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Wow! Unlimited inks deal with Weinstein Co, Netflix

The Vancouver and New York companies will partner to produce the animated series Spy Kids: Mission Critical for the SVOD.

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Rainmaker buys Frederator, Ezrin Hirsh

The Vancouver-based animator acquired U.S. studio and MCN Frederator and Ezrin Hirsh Entertainment to form WOW! Unlimited Media to be led by former Nelvana head Michael Hirsh.

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Full speed ahead: 5 key trends driving the Canadian screen industry

From Playback magazine: From mergers and acquisitions to the rise of Canadian feature animation, a look at key trends driving the industry forward.

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DHX Media shuffles management after Family Channel buy

Michael Donovan becomes executive chairman, while Dana Landry is promoted from CFO to CEO of the Halifax-based indie producer.

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Michael Hirsh joins CineCoup board

The DHX Media chairman and media entrepreneur (pictured) joins the film accelerator as it prepares for expansion and a second cycle.

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YouTube taps DHX Media to launch paid content channels

With other Canadian partners on board, the web video platform’s subscription-based services will launch in 10 world markets.

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DHX Media expands by buying Cookie Jar Entertainment

The $111 million cash, stock and debt deal will see Cookie Jar CEO Michael Hirsh stay on as exec chairman and DHX Media CEO Michael Donovan controlling a library of 8,500 half hours of programming (Rastamouse pictured).

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Animation producers must do more with less, says TAAFI panel

Industry experts discussed the challenges facing Canadian producers at the inaugural Toronto animation festival Saturday.

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Mudpit secures record deal from Universal Music Canada

Cookie Jar has signed a record deal for its live-action/animated hybrid series Mudpit, set to bow on Teletoon next fall.