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Behind EQ Media Group’s Canadian goals

President and executive producer Jesse Fawcett discusses the company’s decision to set down roots in Vancouver, and unveils projects on its slate.

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Berlinale ’21: Igor Drljaca on building The White Fortress

The filmmaker discusses how the copro came together, what’s next and where he’d like to see Timelapse Pictures in the future.

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Transplant leads WGC Screenwriting Awards nominations

Winners of the annual Canadian screenwriting celebration will be announced virtually on April 26, when the guild will reveal the 2021 Showrunner of the Year.

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Andrea Menard named ACTRA’s Woman of the Year

The performer, singer and writer’s credits include Moccasin Flats, Rabbit Fall and Sparkle.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Feb. 23 to March 1, 2021

WandaVision leads, while Apple TV+’s For All Mankind and Ted Lasso claim spots on the Digital Originals chart.

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Director James Mark takes Control in Toronto

Cameras roll on Mark’s fourth feature this month, using real-time virtual production services from Toronto-based studio Immersion Room.

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In brief: imagineNATIVE appoints Jessica Lea Fleming as associate director

Plus: Corner Office starring Sarah Gadon and Jon Hamm rolls in Vancouver, Death of a Ladies’ Man set to open Cinequest, and more.

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WildBrain takes Cogeco carriage dispute to the CRTC

WildBrain argues that Cogeco is violating the Wholesale Code, while a group representing independent broadcasters says the CRTC’s decision on the matter will have far-reaching ramifications.

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Mainframe ups Kim Dent Wilder to EVP

In her newly created role, Dent Wilder will be responsible for growing the animation studio’s workforce to keep pace with its production volume.

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Stephanie Azam exits Telefilm

The national feature film executive for the English-language market left the organization earlier this week.

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Arclight strikes distribution deal for Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor

The Jokers Films has secured an all media agreement to distribute the film in France.

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Netflix launches Women in Post with Canadian Academy through global fund

The program is supported through a US$5 million investment in women-targeted programs, with funding also going to two scripts developed through imagineNATIVE.

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FilmRise picks up Beans

The New York-based company has acquired the award-winning drama for the U.S.

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Marc Gauthier named exec director at RIDM

The veteran doc festival programmer joins from Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie.

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Allarco files for injunction against major Canadian retailers

The Super Channel parent company says retailers including Staples and Best Buy are selling set-top boxes designed to illegally pirate TV content.