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Weekly roundup: TV premieres and new CMPA board members

Today’s package of briefs includes news of the premiere of SHRED!, yap films’ new factual series for Discovery (pictured).

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TMN, Movie Central unveil 2013 production slate

The slate features six Canadian productions, including half-hour comedy Sensitive Skin, starring Kim Cattrall (pictured) and Don McKellar, who also directs.

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Harold Greenberg Fund relaunches shorts-to-features program

Three prizes of $30,000 are available for the short film initiative, comprised of a contribution from the fund and pay-tv broadcast licence fees from TMN and Movie Central.

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Breakthrough licenses two Canadian features to TMN

The Resurrection of Tony Gitone and Please Kill Mr. Know It All (pictured) will premiere on Astral’s pay TV service later this year following theatrical runs.

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Incendo starts shooting Time of Death in Montreal

The pay TV movie stars Kathleen Robertson (pictured) as a FBI agent out to solve a murder before tragedy befalls the next victim.

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Canadian internet ad spending will eclipse TV ad spending by 2016: report

Growth of spending on TV is predicted to climb just 4% annually in the 2012 to 2016 period, according to a Canadian Marketing Association-commissioned study.

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TIFF12 video exclusive: Show Stopper

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Production begins on eOne’s Rogue

The 10-ep suspense-drama series, produced with the U.K.’s Greenroom Entertainment and starring Thandie Newton is shooting in Vancouver.

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Mpix and MorePix rebrand

The Astral pay TV movie channels in eastern Canada will rebrand Sept. 18 as TMN Encore and TMN Encore 2.

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Movie Central, TMN unveil original production slate for fall

Returning series Call Me Fitz (pictured), Less Than Kind join lineup of copro miniseries Rogue and The Heretics, and docs including Ron Mann’s Altman.

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Cannes 2012: Ron Mann to direct doc about filmmaker Altman

Canadian director Ron Mann (pictured) will chronicle the life of iconoclastic American filmmaker Robert Altman in Altman, a feature-length doc that will be accompanied by a touring exhibit, illustrated companion book and soundtrack.

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Three filmmaker teams to receive $20,000 from Short Film Program

The film program aims to help emerging filmmakers make short films they can potentially expand into debut features.