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Global commissions Canada/U.K. copro Departure

Produced by Shaftesbury and Greenpoint Productions, the six-part series features a star cast and is set for 2019.

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Shaftesbury, Pope Productions unleash Rex

The eight-part series, commissioned by Citytv, is based on a European format about a detective and his hardworking dog.

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Ovation picks up two seasons of Frankie Drake

Season one of the Shaftesbury-produced drama debuts on the U.S. network in June 2019.

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Shaftesbury’s Slasher strikes again

Production is underway on season three of the horror anthology series, with exec producer Ian Carpenter taking the reins as showrunner.

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Rogers funds award $4.6M across 19 TV projects

Bristow Global Media’s Paranormal 911, Shaftesbury’s Rex and Eye Steel Films’ Agents of Influence are among the Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund’s picks.

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CMF awards $9.5M across 12 digi media projects

VR projects from Secret Location and Cream Digital are among those selected to receive support through the funder’s Experimental Stream – Innovation Program.

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Bell Fund distributes $4.1M across 23 digital projects

Gearshift Films’ Gay Mean Girls, N5 Pictures’ The Runner and Attraction Images’ Fourchette were among the recipients in the inaugural round of the Short-Form Digital Series (Fiction) Program.

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Eight Canadian producers head to Trans Atlantic Partners

Shaftesbury’s Stephanie Ouaknine and Compass Productions’ Joe Balass are among the Canadian independent producers set to take part in the copro program.

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Upfronts ’18: CBC debuts 17 new series

New shows from Temple Street Productions, Circle Blue Entertainment and Don Carmody TV join the primetime lineup, alongside the return of Street Legal.

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Shaftesbury looks to the future with CLAIREvoyant

Co-created and starred in by Carmilla lead Natasha Negovanlis, the digital series aims to migrate fans of the vampire property onto her latest project.

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Frankie Drake Mysteries heads to season two

CBC has commissioned 10 new episodes of the detective drama, produced by Shaftesbury.

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Shaftesbury acquires remake rights to Japanese TV format

The prodco has optioned TV Asahi’s The Weather Girl Knows in partnership with Toronto’s WexWorks Media.