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Cameras rolling on Kim’s Convenience season two

Thirteen new episodes of the Korean-Canadian family comedy are now filming ahead of its fall premiere on CBC.

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Karen Walton’s Ava Lee novel adaptation lands with CBC

The TV development deal between the pubcaster and Strada Films follows attempts to get the crime series adapted as a movie franchise. (Walton pictured.)

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‘Billy Bishop’ filmmakers to send DVDs to veterans

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, the team behind the feature film Billy Bishop Goes to War will be sending DVDs of the film to veteran organizations.

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Sandra Cunningham receives Doug Dales Award

The tribute follows a long partnership between the veteran film producer and the late founder of PS Production Services. (Sandra Cunningham and Rob Sim pictured)


Newfoundland gets Deadly with Donnie Dumphy

Directed by Nik Sexton and starring Leon Parsons, Donnie Dumphy: How to be Deadly is shooting in and around St. John’s and Mount Pearl.

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Union Pictures names Ian Cooper chief operating officer

A lawyer by trade, Cooper (pictured) has spent more than a decade as a legal and strategic advisor to media, entertainment and technology companies.

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AFM 2012: Canadian rights to Ginger & Rosa to Union Pictures

In other Canadian market news, Entertainment One pre-bought Stung for a range of territories, including Canada and the U.K. (Ginger & Rosa pictured).

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Other people’s stories: How Canadian producers turn books into film and TV winners

This is where it all starts: Playback Daily reports from the OMDC’s Page to Screen mixer, where publishers pitch books and producers pitch themselves.


Karen Walton to pen Ava Lee crime novel adaptation for Strada Films

The Ian Hamilton crime novel series about a Chinese-Canadian forensic accountant is targeted as a possible film franchise.

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CMPA shortlists producers for $10,000 award

Five producers are in the running for the Canadian Media Production Association’s Feature Film Producer’s Award.


Mediamax shoots Moth Dairies

Indie producer Strada Films has started shooting the Mary Harron gothic horror pic The Moth Diaries in Montreal, with Scott Speedman, Lily Cole, Sarah Gadon and Sarah Bolger toplining the Canadian-Irish co-production.