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Production, post revenues reach $5B in 2013: StatsCan

The film, television and video production industry generated $4.2 billion in operating revenue in 2013, while the post industry pulled in $784.1 million, new reports from StatsCan say.

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New Montreal studio to open in April

The facility in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood is jointly operated by Soner Rock Films and Blackboard Pictures.

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Transporter series gets new showrunners Brad Turner, Tim Lea

The Canadian-France co-production has resumed shooting in Toronto and France after a long hiatus due to an on-set injury and production hurdles.

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William F. White names Paul Roscorla to top job

The Vancouver exec is promoted to EVP and COO, overseeing nationwide operations at the production equipment supplier.

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Interactive Ontario launches X-Summit conference

Coproduced by the Computer Animation Studios of Ontario, the cross-platform media conference is set for October in Toronto.

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Alberta juices local production fund with new dollars

Alberta has bolstered its Multimedia Development Fund and is expected to tell the Banff World Media Festival this week that a long-awaited Calgary film and TV studio is to be built.

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Life With Boys enters production

Nelvana Studio’s new live-action comedy from Hannah Montana co-creator Michael Poryes will begin principal photography at the CBC studios in Toronto.

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Canucks signed to Syfy series

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Busy animation shop adds more stages to Toronto facility

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Revenues down at DHX Media

Company blames difficult advertising market for broadcaster clients last year

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D Films picks up Picnicface

East Coast comedy troupe to make feature debut in Roller Town

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More Mosque, Erica for CBC

Aging sitcom brought back for a fifth season, joining Erica and Doyle on the ‘yes’ pile, despite a drop in funding