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In brief: Technicolor adds to Toronto VFX team

Plus: The documentary channel boards the NSI’s IndigiDocs, Jasper Savage’s Jessica, Jessica nabs two awards at the 2018 Breakthroughs film fest and more.

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NSI updates Totally Television program

Among the changes, producers with adaptations from existing IP can now apply for the 11-month course.

The Honey Farm

In brief: Hawkeye Pictures options The Honey Farm

Plus: WIFT-T announces its William F. White Production Manager Mentorship recipient, Chloe Grysole returns to Framestone and more.

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In brief: CMF joins int’l partners for Arctic Indigenous Film Fund

Plus: Baywood Virtual FX adds a new face to its Toronto team and the National Screen Institute partners on a doc to further Indigenous culture.

The Breadwinner

Awards Roundup: The Breadwinner wins at Annies

Plus: Jean-Marc Vallee picks up an award from the Directors Guild of America, and NSI names its online short film fest winners.

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Storyhive names 100K winners

Twenty five projects from creators in B.C. and Alberta will receive up to $100,000 each and mentorship from the NSI.

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Action-adventure SuperGrid shooting in Regina

The project reunites WolfCop writer/director Lowell Dean and producer Hugh Patterson, with Raven Banner handling Canadian distribution and foreign sales.

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In Brief: EP Canada, Canada Film Capital acquired

Melanie Hadley joins NSI’s board of directors, plus more news.

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CBC boards NSI’s New Indigenous Voices program

Continuing its investment in underrepresented Canadian creators, the national broadcaster will serve as the course’s lead sponsor on a three-year commitment.

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In brief: Helga Stephenson honoured; Rogers goes with Comcast

The former CEO of the ACCT has been appointed to the Order of Ontario, Rogers ends its in-house IPTV plans, plus more news.

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NSI names inaugural Business for Producers participants

The program aims to help Western Canadian production companies grow their business.

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In Brief: TIFFxInstagram adds stars, NSI partners with Creative Sask

James Franco is one of three new jury members added to the film competition, Creative Saskatchewan will support two NSI programs, plus more news of the week.