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In brief: Latimer, Deer among DGC’s Discovery long list

A Canadian VR project wins in Venice, new scholarships and opportunities, plus Fae Pictures joins development on trans-led rom-com.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Sept. 8 to 14, 2020

The Boys lead the Digital Original and Overall TV Show charts, while The Umbrella Academy and The Mandalorian also make the lists.

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HGF supports 15 new films in fourth quarter

Projects from Darius Films, Gearshift Films and Arcana Studio are among the funder’s Script Development Program’s Second Draft section.

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TIFF ’20: Bekerman and Mortensen on Falling, pitching and the ‘language’ of coproduction

The Canadian producer and actor-turned-director discuss the genesis of the Canada/U.K. drama, and how the copro model remains a critical tool for creator-driven storytelling.

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Jennifer Podemski unveils The Shine Network

Founded by the award-winning multi-hyphenate, the web-based media platform is committed to empowering and celebrating Indigenous Canadian female content creators.


Bell Media brings CTV brands under one platform

Content across all CTV-branded channels and platforms will be available on the ad-supported CTV.ca and the CTV app in time for the fall TV season.


Love Nature greenlights buzzy new doc

A Bee’s Diary will be shopped at next month’s MIPCOM before premiering on Love Nature’s linear and streaming platforms this fall.

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Caroline Tyre joins WildBrain as part of distribution team reorganization

Tyre will lead a reorganized distribution team as VP of global sales and rights strategy, while the company also announced a promotion and two departures.

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CMF-administered Phase 2 funding topped up to $19 million

An additional $7 million has been added to the $12 million announced in July, with the application window opening Sept. 21.

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Guilbeault holds cards close to chest in town hall

The Heritage minister said the federal government will prioritize digital taxation when it tables new legislation, and suggested a second tranche of support could be forthcoming for the entertainment sector.


Trickster acquired by U.K.’s Sky among raft of int’l deals

Broadcasters in Australia, Brazil and Russia have also picked up the Indigenous-led drama, which had its world premiere at TIFF yesterday.

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Coroner rolls in T.O.

Season three of the drama series from Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios sees Gloria Ui Young Kim and Charles Officer among its directors.

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Coalition of industry leaders propose new fund for BPOC creators

Under a proposal submitted to Canadian Heritage, the Canadian Independent Screen Fund has requested $10 million annually over five years to support BPOC (Black and People of Colour) creators.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, 2020

Transplant makes the list at #19, while Big Brother comes in at #2, #4 and #6.