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Primitive buys into Essential 11 Canada

The Toronto-based prodco has struck a deal to acquire a minority stake in Essential 11 Television Canada. (Pictured: Essential 11′s Chris Hilton)

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Northwords doc gets multi-media treatment

Its fall rollout includes an immersive website and e-book tie-in as well as Toronto festival exhibition and CBC broadcast.

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Canadian doc makers slam cutbacks: “We are dropping like flies”

Award-winning Canadian documentary filmmakers John Kastner, Francine Pelletier, Daniel Cross and Kevin McMahon give their reactions to the recent doc funding cuts, and their predictions for the future of doc-making in Canada.

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Doc Ignite kindles launch with time travel doc

The new crowd-funding service from Hot Docs will support documentary projects in development, the first of which is director Jay Cheel’s How To Build a Time Machine.