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Screen Siren docuseries gets the greenlight at Knowledge Net

The provincial pubcaster has also appointed filmmaker Aaron Woodley (pictured) as its director of network brands.

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Indian Horse wins VIFF People’s Choice

Melanie Wood’s Shut Up and Say Something also picked up an audience award, while WIFTV recognized Lea Pool.

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The alchemy of Indian Horse: cast, crew and Clint

Producers Christine Haebler, Trish Dolman and Paula Devonshire discuss their goals for the “hands across the nation” project that has caught the attention of Clint Eastwood.

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Bell Fund dishes out $4.2 million to 18 projects

Blue Ant’s cross-platform, Snapchat-inspired series Snap-Wrap and the first season of Shaftesbury’s Frankie Drake are among the recipients.

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History lights up Bud Dynasty

Cameras started rolling on the Canadian original marijuana docuseries at, what else, a 4/20 event in Vancouver.

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In brief: CMF, Sao Paulo partner; Crave lands on Apple TV

Cameras roll on Canada/Ireland copro series Acceptable Risk, plus CMF funding news.

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CTV orders user-gen special for Canada 150

The two-hour special is based on a crowd-sourced content format developed in 2010 by Scott Free Films.

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Hector and the Search for Happiness starts production

French actor Jean Reno and Toni Collette join the ensemble cast that includes Simon Pegg as a London psychiatrist in crisis.

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eOne picks up Foreverland rights

Entertainment One has grabbed the Canadian distribution rights to Foreverland, Maxwell McGuire’s feature about a young man stricken with cystic fibrosis who goes on a road trip to Mexico.