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Netflix, Quebec Cinema launch mentorship lab

The three-year program marks the third Quebec talent initiative supported by Netflix’s $25 million development fund.

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Playback’s 2018 Showrunner of the Year: Simon Barry

His sci-fi series Ghost Wars may have ended this spring, but veteran showrunner Barry had plenty more up his sleeve.

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Playback’s 2018 Show of the Year: Schitt’s Creek

Executive producers and stars Dan Levy and Eugene Levy reflect on a year that saw the half-hour comedy vault into the international spotlight.

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Six screenwriters selected for inaugural PSP Scripted Series

Kat Sieniuc and Petie Chalifoux are among the recipients for the Pacific Screenwriting Program’s flagship training initiative.

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Netflix commissions first Quebec feature

Produced by Montreal-based Couronne Nord, the untitled thriller marks the prodco’s feature film debut.

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Netflix sets Travelers return

The sci-fi series has been a hit for the streamer and was one of its most-binged series in 2017.

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Guru taps Chinese distributor for True and the Rainbow Kingdom

The Canadian prodco has named Hengxin Shambala Kids as the distributor for its Netflix original preschool series in China.

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Discovery sets December return for Frontier

The season-three premiere comes just ahead of the worldwide release of DC Comics superhero film Aquaman, which also stars Jason Momoa.

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Bron Animation’s The Willoughbys heads to Netflix

The streaming giant has set a 2020 launch for the film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s children’s book.

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U.K. to implement digital tax

The new 2% tax on U.K. revenues will target “established tech giants.”

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Global OTT revenues to nearly double in next five years

While SVOD revenues lead the way, growth in AVOD is outpacing other paid media, according to a new report.

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In Brief: Falls Around Her wins imagineNATIVE audience award

Darlene Naponse’s drama starring Tantoo Cardinal wins big at the fest, Netflix raising more money for original content, and more.