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Banff ’18: Why Netflix’s Larry Tanz said yes to Travelers

VP of content acquisition Larry Tanz on why the sci-fi series fit into the streamer’s commissioning wheelhouse and what it’s looking for in a project.

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Quebec commits $600M in culture funding

The provincial government’s five-year action plan boosts funding for the production, distribution and discoverability of Quebec cultural products.

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Cameras roll on Northern Rescue

The 10-part series for CBC and Netflix is now filming in Parry Sound, ON.

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She Never Died wraps in North Bay

The female-led “sister sequel” to Jason Krawczyk’s 2015 horror comedy He Never Died is directed by Audrey Cummings.

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Banff ’18: Netflix partners on Diversity of Voices initiative

The global streamer has signed a five-year commitment as title partner of the program, which supports underrepresented creative producers.

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Netflix backs National School of Humour screenwriting program

The new initiative is part of the $25 million development fund that Netflix pledged to invest in Canadian creators and talent.

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In brief: Netflix boards Canadian Academy’s apprenticeship program

Plus: The Toronto Screenwriting Conference announces its Magee TV winners, Cineplex gives Sharkwater: Extinction a fall release and Deluxe adds to its Vancouver team.

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Robin Neinstein leaving Corus to join Netflix

Neinstein, who currently serves as manager of original content, scripted, factual and kids at Corus, will join the streamer’s physical production team next month.

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CTV nabs Canadian SCTV reunion rights

The special, commissioned last month by Netflix, films at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre this Sunday, with Jimmy Kimmel moderating a panel discussion with former cast members.

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Hot Docs, Netflix partner on Canadian Storytellers Project

The five-year initiative aims to create funding and professional-development opportunities for under-represented documentary filmmakers.

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Netflix orders Halfire’s Another Life

Created by Slasher‘s Aaron Martin, the 10-episode sci-fi series will start production in Vancouver this summer.

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Netflix to raise another $1.5B for content

The global streamer, which continues to invest heavily in original productions, is expected to spend $8 billion on content this year.