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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.

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Murdoch Mysteries renewed for season 12

The long-running CBC series from Shaftesbury will reward its loyal viewership with another season.

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Fractured landscape: Canada’s kids-content biz

Canadian producers are scrambling to adjust their business models in the face of a stalled domestic system and increasingly globalized production environment.

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CMF invests $3.5M across 16 web series

LoCo Motion Pictures’ How to Buy a Baby and LaRue Entertainment’s True Dating Stories were among the digital projects to receive funding in the latest round.

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Photo Gallery: Shaftesbury’s Holiday Open House

Shaftesbury kicked off the festive season with a star-studded party at its Toronto office.

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Kin Canada leans into content with new hire

Jenny Tryansky joins as manager of partner strategy as the MCN looks to develop more programming.

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CBC unveils holiday programming lineup

The pubcaster’s festive slate includes a two-hour, B.C.-shot Murdoch Mysteries special and Larry Weinstein’s one-hour doc Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas.