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Two new CW season pickups for Take 5, Whizbang

Playback joins the the prodco’s two returning CW dramas on set at Cinespace Kipling to discuss how how the series came north to shoot.

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Vikings raids new territory with online series

The History channel show has launched two new digital web series in tandem with its upcoming third season.

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Scripted show of the Year: Vikings

From Playback magazine: How Vikings topped the specialty entertainment ratings and pillaged its way into TV’s overall Top 30 ratings.

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Shaw Media orders more Vikings

Shaw Media has greenlit a further 10 episodes of the historical drama, coproduced by Toronto’s Take 5 Productions. (Katheryn Winnick pictured)

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Canadian VFX work nominated for VES Awards

Work nominated includes Game of Thrones,Vikings (pictured), and Elysium.

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MIPCOM13: Collaboration in a global TV industry key to success, argue execs

TV execs including MGM Studios’ Roma Khanna and No Equal’s J.B. Sugar discuss the growing trend of international financing for scripted dramas.

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Take 5 and Whizbang to co-produce CW’s Reign

CBS and CW have tapped the Canadian producers to shoot 12 episodes of the young Mary Queen of Scots drama (pictured) after they shot the first season of Beauty and the Beast in Toronto in spring 2012.

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The Borgias ending after three seasons

The period drama was an Irish-Canadian-Hungarian coproduction shot entirely in Europe.

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Zone3 produces God, Guns & Automobiles for History U.S.

The Quebec production giant, having made series for English Canadian networks like City and W Network, has now entered the American market.

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Fred Fuchs pacts with Berkshire Axis Media

The international coproduction guru has inked a first-look deal to bring new TV projects to John Carbone’s production shingle.

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Vikings gets second season

History Channel Canada and U.S. net History both put in a 10-episode second season order for the historical drama produced by Toronto’s Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films.

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Weekly roundup: ideaBOOST and film and TV premieres

This pre-Easter edition of our briefs includes premiere news for homegrown TV series, as well as Canuck-made films at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival (Jews and Money pictured).