The Book of Negroes

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Book of Negroes, Amazing Race pick up CCE prizes

The winners of the fifth annual awards, presented by the non-profit Canadian Cinema Editors organization, were announced at a gala held in Toronto on June 4. (Book of Negroes pictured.)

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Mining CanLit for the next hit

From Playback magazine: With more book-optioning on the horizon thanks to a CRTC pilot project, stakeholders weigh in on the do’s and don’ts of bringing published works to the screen.

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Blue Ice Pictures moves ahead on Madiba miniseries

The Nelson Mandela biopic will shoot in South Africa later this year, with L.A.-based director Kevin Hooks on board.

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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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Canadian Int’l TV Festival grows audience, ups glitz

Founder David C. Heath on the CITF’s year-over-year growth and what’s coming for next year. (Corner Gas cast pictured on the CITF red carpet)

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MIPCOM: John Morayniss on refocusing CanCon, TV regs

The eOne TV boss tells Playback Daily new technologies mean old rules restrict creativity and Canadian industry growth, and must change.

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Book of Negroes, Corner Gas movie among Bell Fund recipients

Other productions to receive financing through the fund include Dino Hunt Canada and the children’s series Chirp. (Corner Gas pictured.)

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BET joins CBC in airing The Book of Negroes mini-series

The TV adaptation of Canadian writer Lawrence Hill’s novel of the same name (pictured) will start shooting in South Africa in the fall.