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Production spending in Toronto hit $1.8B in 2017: report

Despite an overall dip in production spending on TV series and feature film, there was an uptick in investment in major domestic productions.

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Lone Scherfig’s untitled feature sets up in T.O.

Produced by Toronto’s Strada Films and Denmark’s Creative Alliance, the film stars Jay Baruchel and Bill Nighy.

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Legend 3D to add 270 jobs in Toronto

The Ontario government is investing $3.1 million to help expand the Canadian operations of the L.A.-based VR and VFX house.

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Production spend in T.O. hit record $2B in 2016

Foreign investment in major productions was a key driver, with animation/VFX also seeing significant growth.

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Stephen King miniseries to land in Toronto for May

The Toronto-shot miniseries from J.J. Abrams and Warner Bros. Television will shoot through October in Toronto. (Sarah Gadon pictured.)

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Ed Gass-Donnelly’s Lavender readies for Toronto shoot

The indie from AMBI Canada will shoot in Toronto this summer, with The Blacklist‘s Diego Klattenhoff set to topline. (Klattenhoff pictured.)

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Smokebomb, CBC take Murdoch interactive international

A new high-concept interactive game for Murdoch Mysteries aims to engage fans on and offline across five Canadian cities and the U.K.

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Whites acquires Parallel Rentals amid industry consolidation

The deal for the Vancouver-based location equipment supply house follows William F. White and SIM Group busily buying up smaller players to provide one-stop shopping for producers.

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Ricky Gervais’ Special Correspondents to shoot in Toronto

The movie for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will shoot in Toronto this spring.

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FX renews Toronto-shot Man Seeking Woman

The renewal follows the pilot and first season of the Jay Baruchel-starring comedy being shot in Toronto.

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Canadian soundstages see solid bookings for U.S. pilot season

The collapsed Canadian dollar has several drama pilots coming north, including the Luke Wilson-starrer Roadies (Wilson pictured).

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Toronto-shot Covert Affairs series cancelled

USA Networks is not going forward with the drama, which also airs on Showcase.