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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

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Three reasons to feel good about the Canadian film business

Someone has been reading Telefilm Canada’s dream book. It’s a fantasy featuring not one but two golden girls, a golden boy and a host of bright lights.

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Saving the planet on set at a time

Earth Day may only be an annual event, but a pragmatic idealist named Grant Heggie recycles movie sets year-round – and he manages to save film productions some coin in the process.

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Recreating the Troubles

At least it wasn’t the Icelandic ash cloud that prevented Eve Stewart (Becoming Jane, Vera Drake) from accepting her Genie for achievement in art direction and production design in person. The British art director, who won the accolade for her work on Kari Skogland’s Fifty Dead Men Walking, was stuck in the mountains in Italy filming a car commercial and had to have a colleague accept the award on her behalf.

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Free rent in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan has introduced a new incentive for TV makers – which waives the rent on the government-owned Canada Saskatchewan Production Studios – for a pilot or the first year of a series. But some say it won’t do enough to reverse the province’s crippling production slump.

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Johns readies Dolly film

Mongrel Media will distribute the Prairie coming-of-age story from rookie Montreal director

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Teletoon, Bejuba! join forces on Sherlock

Companies to develop new live-action tween series based on original book

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Star power, scripts add up at Incendo

Montreal shop marks milestone with Wandering Eye

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Priestley on board Mud Puppy

90210 star to helm rom-com set in B.C.’s Okanagan region

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‘F’ as in ‘Fox Searchlight’

The Hollywood studio has picked up Marc Stephenson’s The F-Word, handing the adaptation of the Fringe play to director Alex Holdridge