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CBC, Netflix expand episode order for Anne season two

Creator Moira Walley-Beckett, who penned season one by herself, has put together an all-female writers’ room including Jane Maggs, Naledi Jackson and Shernold Edwards.

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Tara Ellis out at CBC

A replacement for the executive director of scripted content at the pubcaster has not been named.

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Upfronts ’17: A closer look at CBC’s dramatic slate

Why the pubcaster went dark for its fall schedule, what competition shows will face and how it’s changing the narrative for Sundays.

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New showrunners talk TV: Catherine Reitman

The Workin’ Moms creator on running her first writers’ room and Starting Over.

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Best of the Year: CBC

Following budget cuts and revenue losses, the pubcaster had to refocus its efforts. Today it’s a lean, mean, fighting machine. And its commitment to digital and premium content is paying off.

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CBC rolls out Canada 150 programming plans

Docuseries Canada: The Story of Us from Bristow Global Media and a digital series from Antica Productions and eOne are among the event series greenlit.

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Banff ’16: The elusive quest to define the future of Cancon

Canada’s top programming execs take a stab at reading TV’s tea leaves and end up debating the definition of Cancon and strategies for future success.

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Programmer of the Year: Sally Catto

Amidst two years of CBC corporate drama, Catto and her team developed a raft of new edgy series for 2015, proving the pubcaster could deliver on its premium-programming promise.

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Should indie films get more TV support?

From Playback magazine: The call for more homegrown feature films on Canadian TV has re-surged after the release of reports this summer from CAFDE and the Senate.

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Why CBC is going big on arts, digital for 2015/16

CBC execs on the reasoning behind some of the changes in the programming strategy for 2015/2016 – and what is staying the same.

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CBC orders English adaptation of Quebec drama Nouvelle Adresse

Sphere Media Plus is producing the French language drama for the English Canada market after the earlier success of the 19-2 adaptation on Bravo.

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Gallery: WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014

This year’s honorees were presented with their awards at a gala luncheon held in Toronto on Dec. 2.